Sunday, March 27, 2011

2008 Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz

You may recognise this winery from a previous post.

The 08 Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz is an alluring ruby red juice that dances around the glass catching the light.

It is unmistakably big. The 15.5% alcohol hits you in the nose but there, just beneath the heady waft, subtle cherries. But as the wine touches your tongue, a fruit explosion takes over. Raspberry at first puts the heaviness out of mind. Subsequent sips reveal port-like chocolate and toast. The tannins are sharp and linger.

In all the fruit flavours carry the alcohol well, you just feel it’s warmth. A great drop, has me chasing more... and more...

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