St Mary’s Shiraz 2013

St Mary’s in Penola produce a pretty good shiraz too, in addition to their cabernet sauvignon.  Their 2013 shiraz has a sinewy thoughtful character that appeals.  Its aromatics remind of plums and dried scrub (apologies to my non-Australian readers).  The palate is balanced, medium bodied, and has characters that remind of twigs, tea trees and plums.  Earthy may be a more elegant summation.  I rather starkly wrote “cellar for 8”, but re-reading this suggestion now, this comes across as rather too certain given the difficulty in predicting how wine might actually cellar.  I think better advice would be to give it a few years in the cellar, and otherwise decant it prior to serving.  Good

Abv: 13.5%, Price: $30, Source: sample, Vendors and website: http://www.stmaryswine.com, Tasted: 2015

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