Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dunstone Wellington Shiraz 2009 81 Points

Bright, youthful, ruby red with purple rim.

Clean, high intensity, Porty, raisin note, overipe plums/prune, black fruits, hints of smoke and leather, sucrosite evident, oaky style.

Dry with dash residual sugar, rich, extracted style, ripe and full bodied, "dead fruit" character follows through, compromising freshness, dusty dark chocolate, earthy, medium plus acidity, some savouriness, medium plus ripe tannins, high alcohol of 14% abv slightly out of balance, now until 2018.