Sunday, April 6, 2008

Shiraz comparison

two from the mclaren vale region of australia. d'arenberg the footbolt 2004 and angove's vintner select 2005. the footbolt was a bit tight and would benefit from some more time in the bottle. it had a nice nose of blackberry and cedary pepper. nice blackberry and black currant flavors and some dark chocolate in the finish. the angove's had a beautiful black licorice and cherry nose. very spicey flavors typical of the area with cloves and anise coming through the plum fruit. both of these wines would benefit from more time on the bottle, with the angove's being a little more enjoyable now. both retail in the $16-22 range. 

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