Sunday, December 23, 2012

Arendsig Single Vineyards Robertson Shiraz 2011 86 Points

Bright, youthful, ruby red with purple rim.

Clean, moderate plus intensity, ripe blackberry, plums, blackberries,earthy, stony character, black olives, subtle oaking.

Dry with some residual sugar, intense fruit concentration, juicy and savory, salty plums note, creamy texture, moderate tannin, medium acidity, fresh and lively, slight overextraction, peppery, if only the very high alcohol of 14.5% abv, could have been less, this would have been a much much better and drinkable Shiraz. Now until 2018.