2017 Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Shiraz

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Now, I don’t know when Eleanor Roosevelt said this but I think there is some correlation between it and West Australian Shiraz.  You see, West Australia is a bit like another wine region in Australia when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon getting all the attention.  Shiraz does just as well in the biggest state of Australia so I’m hoping it is not seen as inferior by those outside of WA.  My new saying for Shiraz from way out west is, “It may not be superior but it certainly is not inferior“.

It’s a very inviting nose to kick things off.  Pepper and spice and all things berry nice.

Plenty of flavour to take in that’s for sure.  Plums and spicy dark cherries with a touch of blackberry.  Savouriness with the addition of pepper in both ebony and ivory form on the medium bodied palate.  It’s quite an elegant style of Shiraz with a bit of finesse about it too, and while the tannins are evident, they are complimentary to the smooth lingering finish.  Maybe this is superior (wink, wink)?

Castle Rock Estate Website

Region: Porongurup, WA     Price: $30 (bargain buying)     Source: Sample courtesy of Castle Rock Estate and Define Wine

Castle Rock Porongurup shiraz

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