More class from down-under

We are told there is a dash of Viognier in this. It is seriously good.

[image image_id=”2472″] Shiraz By Farr 2003, Gary Farr

The nose of this is completely compelling: rich, dark fruit and earth. It has an array of spicy, complex and subtle aromas, this is one of the most beguiling noses of a Syrah wine I have had since last night. This may be a 14% wine but it is not at all overblown or heavy, the fruit is quite lovely. The palate has a sophisticated tannic structure with completely lovely fruit, rich earthy complexity, quite brilliant acidity and a stylish, hedonistic finish which leaves you wondering why on Earth anyone would bother ageing this for much longer as it provides so much pleasure now. This is seriously good, I really don’t think I’ve had a better bottle of Australian Shiraz than this, and I don’t think you will either. Forget all of those Grange, Old Block and Hill of Grace horrors and have a bottle which provides even more visceral pleasure and a damned-sight more intellectual pleasure.