Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gourmet Traveller WINE reviews

From the Gourmet Traveller WINE Oct/Nove 2011 edition:

2010 Eden Valley Shiraz
Best Buys
Forward development, frowned upon in wine shows,isn't necessarily a negative with inexpensive young reds. As this one indicates, they can be more interesting at this tender age than the shrill fruit-juicy kinds of infantile reds we see so much of in Australia. The colour is bright, the aromas are of dry spices and walnut, with some maturity - but without harsh, raw fruit or obvious oak. It's soft and easy to enjoy. The flavours maintain interest, and the finish is enlivened by clean acidity. Drink it over the next five years.

Best Buys - Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller WINE Oct /Nov 2011

2007 Command Shiraz
Top 100 New Release Wines
95 points and 5 stars

Quite forward in development and full of raisin and mocha, dark chocolate, coffee and oak-derived characters. Roasted fruit, charred barrels, prune and licorice in the mouth, sumptuous and multi-layered. More than just a wine: a hedonistic romp.

100 Top New Release Wines - Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller WINE Oct/Nov 2011

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