Monday, December 31, 2007

A Cool Australian?

Norfolk Rise was established in 2000 and named
after the impressive and dominating plantation

of lofty native Norfolk Island Pines. The Shiraz spends 14 months in French oak.
Norfolk Rise Shiraz Noolook 2004
South Australia, Australia
Interesting first whiff...some minerals mixed with blackcurrants...it reminded me of a drink from my youth..Ribena (that version being quite sweet)...the first mouthful was soft and quite smooth then the chalky tannins followed and the overall impression is of a 'drink now' wine.
It says 'cool climate' wine on the bottle....the 14.5% alcohol is not a problem.....it's just that after 2 glasses..I needed a little more flair...as it became one-dimensional. Not bad really...and if the price is right( it was a present)..then a wine to please most.
Points 16

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