jamie goode's wine blog: Great value Shiraz, part 3

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Great value Shiraz, part 3

Here's a brilliant Aussie Shiraz that costs just 7.99 from Oddbins (here) and is 20% cheaper as part of a mixed case, taking it down to 6.39 a pop.

It's Gemtree Vineyards Tadpole Shiraz 2008 McLaren Vale. Organic grape production, natural winemaking and minimal handling (this is unfiltered; the Oddbins info is wrong here) have resulted in a deep coloured, thick textured wine with lovely richness and generosity to the fruit, as well as good definition and a bit of meaty savouriness. It's one of those bottles that gets finished pretty quickly because it has that quality of deliciousness. Really superb effort, and I rated it as high as 90/100 for its lovely purity and relative complexity that you don't normally find at this price point. Buy some now!

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