Balthazar of the Barossa Marananga Barossa Valley Shiraz 2011

From the difficult 2011 vintage, the Balthazar Barossa shiraz is an opaque purple in colour.  It commences with somewhat distracting aromas of sawn wood, vanilla, cedar, earth and plums.  The palate is better with its notes of plums, anise, cooked fruits, oak and a not quite full bodied finish.  Mid range length on the finish, and still youthful drinking, if oaky.  (Region: Barossa Valley, Rating: Acceptable to Good, Drink: now to 2025, Tasted: July, 2017, Source: Sample)

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