2014 Robert Stein Mudgee Shiraz

I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this, but December is not the time of year to be thinking about shiraz, nor roast meals (at Christmas).  But, and there is always a ‘But’.  Okay, not always but on this occasion, there is.

When the shiraz is made to complement any season, any meal, any time of the year, it means it’s an “any occasion, anytime” wine.  This is one of those rarities.

Such an easy going wine, I get the impression this never intended to set out to impress.  It just wants to be what it is.  A wine of integrity, enjoyability and reliability.  There ain’t a hair out of place in this context.

Mulberries, some red fruits, spice, plums and slightly drying oak tannins.  It hangs around on the palate very nicely without you looking for more food to help it out.  It looks after itself in this respect.  It’s a bang-a-de-bang-bang bargain!!


Region:  Mudgee, NSW     Price: $25     Source: Sample courtesy of Define Wine

Robert Stein Shiraz

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