Printhie’s MCC shiraz from 2011 presents particularly well aromatically. Wafts of pepper, dried herbs and plums remind of a hypothetical blend between a Great Western, Sunbury and Canberra shiraz, with it bearing a more than passing resemblance to some of Clonakilla’s offerings from the latter region. On the palate pepper and plum flavours predominate in a medium bodied style, with shortish length.
Plainly, this is a good wine that is well made, with some support from fine grained lightish tannins and some ripe red cherry notes too. In fairness, I think though the palate does lack some concentration of flavour, appearing a little wan at times, due no doubt to the wet 2011 season. Nonetheless, the breeding of this wine is apparent, and it presents as a smartly and tightly made shiraz. It is ready to drink now, and over the next few years. Acceptable to Good
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