Geelong is my favourite local region for pinot noir, and it turns out that the region can make some pretty good medium bodied shiraz too based on this wine.
Dark in colour, this 2008 shiraz from Provenance Wines in Geelong has brooding aromatics of dark plums, mint, tomato bush, dried herbs and undergrowth. Its acidity is towards high on the palate, with medium body, black cherry and plum flavours, seasoned with some black tea leaves. It’s almost like there’s a bit of pinot noir there in this wine. Medium length and a restrained savoury character remain on the finish. Overall, I think this is a good wine on the grounds of its complexity and length on the palate, and it presents as northern Rhône like in terms of style. Good
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