Bowen Estate Shiraz 2008

My first post on Bowen Estate.  How did that happen, I ask, since I buy the stuff year in, year out?  Bowen Estate almost always punches above its weight, and Coonawarra is capable of producing some very good shiraz.  So, this wine is a happy combination.  The one thing I will say as a note of potential caution is that their 2008 shiraz is not shy in terms of its alcohol level, coming in at a surprising 15%abv.  A say surprising, because the wine was balanced and tailored rather than ill-fitted with ragged seams.  A classic Coonawarra shiraz aroma of pepper and plums, and good length and weight on the palate.  Very easy to drink, and at a decent rate too.  More please.

Rating: Good, Abv: 15%, Price: $24, Vendors: www.wine-searcher.com, Website: http://www.bowenestate.com.au, Tasted: 2011

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