Friday, January 17, 2014

Review: *** $$ Rutherglen Estates Red, Victoria, Australia, 2004

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Original tasting and review : This is Rutherglen Estates Red, Victoria, Australia, 2004, finished at 14.5% alcohol, and sampled at 10 years from vintage date.  This is a blend of 75% shiraz and 15% petit sirah.

In the glass: Deep muddy brick red.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows funky, deep red-balloon fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet and flushly fruited - perhaps tired?

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact mature, round and full of wise red fruit, holding up nicely to its age, but ready for drinking now.  The finish is quick, but shows hints of milk chocolate and cinnamon.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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