Friday, December 21, 2012

Journey's End The Pastor's Blend Stellenbosch Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 83+ Points

Bright cherry red with garnet rim, showing evolution.

Clean, medium plus intensity with a surprisingly Cabernet driven nose, lots of blackcurrant and cassis, red plums, new leather, spicy peppery note, almost a generic Bordeaux in character.

Dry with dash residual sugar, full bodied, grainy ripe medium tannins, fresh with medium plus acidity, juicy, savory texture, caramel and toast, alcohol is noticeable and very high at 14.5% abv, though enough fruit for now to support, rich style.
Now until 2018