Saturday, 4 June 2011


2006 Schwarz Wine Company 'Thiele Road' Grenache, Barossa Valley
Noel Young. A-

A bit alcoholic and hot on the nose, cooked; plenty of red fruits, mostly currants and cranberry; lifted, some floral. Palate is mainly red fruits; fat acid but still quite piercing, refreshing; rounded, decent mid palate mouthfeel and sustained too. At the end, theres a bit of grainy texture.

2009 The Waxed Bat Shiraz Petit Verdot Malbec, Mendoza
Laithwaites £7.99. B+

Deeper nose, violets; mostly darker fruits, some mint. Palate is pronounced at the fore, quite extracted; no middle palate, just runs off after first fruit hit. Big, bold style, cant be accused of not having enough fruit, decent acid, some tannin at the back. Tastes hot.

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