I don’t think I’ve previously looked at a shiraz from the Orange region. Yet I wasn’t entirely surprised to find that like many (and perhaps most) Australian wine regions, the grape seems to have struck a connection. In style, the wine resembles a wine from the Grampians region of western Victoria, with its aromatics of mint, eucalyptus, plum and green peppercorn, coupled with good, but not completely saturated depth of colour. The palate is between medium and full bodied, and the eucalyptus and plum aromatics carry through with the addition of some clove characters. This is a balanced and good quality shiraz that will suit drinking over at least the next 5 to 8 years.
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Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine journal. Written since 2009, it is authored by Sean Mitchell Dip WSET. On matters of wine, Sean is a current Master of Wine student, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma holder, a certified WSET educator, a past WSET scholarship winner and has written for various other wine related publications. View more posts