Original tasting and review : This is Nugan Estate Vision Shiraz, Riverina, Australia, 2010, finished at 13.5% alcohol and first sampled five from vintage date, in October, 2015. I enjoyed the 2007 vintage of this wine a great deal, so I am looking forward to this return visit. Interestingly, though, the 2010 vintage is an entire percentage point lower in alcohol than the 2007 version.
Inspired by this wine: A wild fireworks display entirely of black cherry cigars!
In the glass: Deep black magenta, opaque from a half inch in.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows sparkling bright bold purple notes. From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet and poignant.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact bold black cherry with plenty of acidic heft to support the fruit. Eucalyptus and black currant support the cherry into a long finish.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a plus for bold power on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale. Good value.
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