2016 Windowrie Estate Family Reserve Shiraz

Let’s face it, the cover and title of a book goes a long way to attracting the attention of a reader.  I don’t think it’s any different when it comes to a wine label.  Take this one for instance.  When I first looked at it I thought nothing of it, but I couldn’t help taking another look.  For me, it reeks of understated class and so does the contents.

As you’d expect, it’s a youthful and deep colour in the glass but it’s all fresh berries on the nose.  Yum!  In your mouth, on your tongue, soaked up by your cheeks or coating your gums, it doesn’t matter.  This is the happening place for this wine.  Blackberries, dark plump cherries (like in a black forest cake but without the sweetness, if you know what I mean),  there’s some nice spiciness too and you wouldn’t pick it to be at 14.8% alcohol.  It is a little bit dry which tells me it would do better with food but I also found that the fruit and spice keep coming back to help out there.

The excellent quality fruit coupled with the slightly obvious tannins tells me this will age nicely…if you can keep your hands off it because it’s great drinking now too.

Windowrie Website

Region: Cowra, NSW     Price: $35     Source: Sample thanks to Windowrie & Define Wine

Windowrie Shiraz

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