Friday, May 4, 2012

Wine of the Week - First Drop 2009 Half & Half Shiraz-Monastrell


This week's wine is a 50/50 blend of Shiraz and Monastrell from the Barossa Valley of Australia.

On the nose, there's strawberry and cheese funk, as well as something earthy - a little like broccoli.

Nice and acidic on the tongue.  Earthiness carries over from the nose and ends up tasting a little like tree bark. Also some spice, in particular nutmeg.  I detected a little bit of green olive too.

Definitely recommended.

14.5% alcohol

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