2018 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Shiraz

I live in a very photogenic part of Tasmania.  When I’m walking or driving around the area, I can’t help but want to capture a sunrise or sunset, a reflection on an inland waterway, or a wombat as he waddles off into the bush.  The opportunities are endless.  It’s a shame the same can’t be done for capturing an image of the aromas and flavours of a wine. I can use descriptors in providing a ‘picture’ to whomever reads it, however, it would be so much better if it could be visual. If you know what I mean?

I say this as I take in the incredible aromas and flavours of this particular wine with a picture in my head.  I now need to, but also want to, put that in writing so you get the same picture as me, and that is not always easy when you get to try a lovely wine such as this, but here goes. 

My sense of smell and taste were hit with continual waves of rich and lush dark fruits (think blackberries, dark cherry and plum) and there’s a lovely creamy (almost) dark chocolate feel through the palate.  The oak and tannins show their hand as usual with these wines when they are so young but, they have excellent support from the perfectly ripe, and obvious quality fruit.  This wine is so vivid and flowing, I reckon those flavours and characteristics would seem to come to life even more so in a photograph.

Huntington Estate Website

Region: Mudgee, NSW     Price: $100     Source: Sample thanks kindly to Huntington Estate

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