2009 Huntington Estate Special Reserve Shiraz

This may sound a bit strange, but tasting this aged wine gave me a glimpse into the future.  What do I mean by that?  Well, back in July of this year I was lucky enough to try the 2018 vintage of this particular wine.  It is common knowledge that the Huntington Estate wines age very well, so, to actually get the opportunity to try the same wine at 13 years of age gives me a glimpse of how the 2018 vintage is going to look in the future.    

As a wine, I love how this presents at the tender age of 13 years.  Yes, it’s showing some aged characters, albeit slightly, which is to be expected but, there is also a good bunch of nice dark berry fruits coming through with dark cherry and plums helping out the flavour factor.  The tannins are just there, but for the most part, integrated, and it’s all wrapped up in a cloak of confidence to age for a few more years yet even though it is sitting in a very nice spot right now.  A most enjoyable experience indeed!

Region: Mudgee, NSW     Price: $?     Source: Thanks kindly to Huntington Estate

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