Saturday, June 14, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Step Rd Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia, 2005 = GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Today we're sampling a shiraz from a lesser-known area within Australia, Langhorne Creek.

Original tasting and review : This is Step Rd Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia, 2005, finished at 14.5% alcohol, first sampled nine years from vintage date.

In the glass: Deep brick red.

On the nose: Poured at cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows ruddy muddled blackberries and red raspberries.  From the aroma, seems like this will be showing its age but full of mature fruit.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact dark, almost charcoal-tinged plum fruits that break broadly across your palate.  Bright, aromatic black fruit holds in your palate for quite a few seconds.  The finish brings a wash of charcoal then sweeter acids into your cheeks.  A lot of liveliness still for nine years of age.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its persistent robustness.  Good value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Step Rd Shiraz.

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