Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kay Brothers Amery Block Six Shiraz 2004

I ended up with a touch less than half a bottle of this monster shiraz leftover from a tasting I was at this weekend. This wine comes from McLaren Vale vineyards planted in 1892, and is aged for 28 mos. in New American and Eastern European oak. You'd think that amount of time in new oak would overwhelm any wine, but the wine displayed surprising grace and elegance for all its richness. Smoky, spicy, and chock full of black fruit, with a sharp line of minerality running right down the middle. Rather tasty on its own, it made a great post dinner nightcap. Though I can imagine it going well with a tasty lamb shank, BBQ Beef Brisket, game sausages etc....

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