2018 Huntington Estate Grand Reserve Shiraz Cabernet

I’m not a poet and I’ve never been that interested in poetry.  I also have to admit that, when I stopped and thought about it, only one poets name came to mind, and he’s very well known to Australians. 

The reason I mention this is, I did a search on quotes involving wine and one stood out.  It was by a poet who left this world 200 years ago.  I saved it in my phone and I’m glad I did because when I tried this wine, I immediately thought of it.  It is by English romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.  I don’t know any of his poems but I’m guessing he enjoyed a glass of wine or two. 

The quote, “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.”

Beautiful looking in the glass, the colour so deep and lush.  Aromas burst from the glass.  Hello to dark fruits, spice and plums, and oak appears as part of the aromas not a dominant factor.  The palate is rich and plush and voluptuous and juicy and rounded, and the list goes on.  Terrific fruit presence courtesy of blackberries, dark plums and dark cherries, and an almost sweet fruit like character with a balancing savoury appeal.  The pleasure continues with a complementary touch of spice and oak while the tannins provide great support on the lovely, long finish.  This is a beauty!  Worth every dollar and then some!

Huntington Estate Website

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

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