2009 Plantagenet Shiraz


This is a big mouthful of wine, but bright and fresh, not jammy. The nose has aromas of blackberries and wood smoke. Blackberries lead on the palate, followed by smoke, vanilla, and bacon, which lingers with blackberries and vanilla on a lengthy finish. Acids are bright, tannins firm and slightly rough. Drink with Picadillo. Recommended. 89 points.

WHO: Plantagenet
WHAT: Shiraz
WHERE: Australia, Western Australia, Mount Barker
WHEN: 2012