2013 Chain of Ponds The Ledge Shiraz

Cool climate Shiraz is gaining momentum on the Australian landscape of this most widely planted variety.  And why shouldn’t it!  When you get to try this very cool spritely little number, you’ll be looking for more of the same.

Okay, yes I realise it’s only 3 years old but it looks so young in the glass too.  Purple is not my colour (and never will be, sorry) but that is the only colour you’ll get when you pour it.  It’s a definitive sign of just how young this wine is and that it has quite a few years ahead of it.

Aromas are in abundance with this wine.  Dark fruits galore with a nice little herbal touch too.  The youthfulness of this wine is so bleeding obvious when you drink it because of the amount of flavour it gives.  The fruit plays such a calming affect on the subtle cool climate pepper character that shows through too.  I know this might not read well but, it gave me so much more than I expected.  Plenty in fact.  It is delightfully elegant, smooth and generous.  Well done Greg Clack!

www.chainofponds.com.au

Region: Adelaide Hills, South Australia     Price: $35     Source: Tasting

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