This week’s wine of the week in today’s SMH is the 2006 Summerfield Shiraz from Pyrenees. Huon Hooke writes:

This is not a wine for everybody. If you have an aversion to American oak, look elsewhere. However, in its bold, full-frontal, uncomplicated style, this is a really generous mouthful of red that will please a lot of people. Plum, spice and chocolate aromas, vanilla and coconut as well, which translate onto the richly fleshed palate. Choc-mint and red-fruit flavours pervade the mid-palate and the fully-ripe grapes give an impression of sweetness.

Alcohol at 14.5 per cent is not too high; Summerfield have been making an effort to tame it. Riotously decadent stuff. Drink now to 12+ years.

What the winery says of the 2006 shiraz:

2006 Shiraz
Shiraz is such an expressive wine with plums, spice, mocha and violets filling the nose in this stylish wine, while black and red fruits fill a palate with long soft tannins finishing a delightful experience. Drink 2008 to 2018.

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