Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wildekrans Estate Bot River Shiraz 2008 74+ Points

Wildekrans Estate Bot River Shiraz 2008 74+ Points

Medium clear, bright, ruby cherry red with medium plus concentration and medium plus viscosity, no evidence of gas or sediment.

Clean, medium plus intensity with ripe plums, currant, cassis, wild red fruits of the forest,very high alcohol distracts, shadowing the wine subtlety, varnishy note! earthy loamy soils, oaky style, perhaps a combination of both American and French oak, finishes on a raisin and porty overall note, overripe!!

Dry with residual sugar, low acid, but nevertheless seem to have been acidified as it is not integrated, high alcohol follows through, jammy red fruits, quite extracted in style, subdued character, bitter grape tannins, low complexity, short finish, might last until 2014, disappointing overall!