2009 Willowglen shiraz

Another one from Quinn’s Steakhouse extensive by the glass menu. Dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid pallet are some lovely fruit forward blueberry flavors. On the finish the wine has some lovely spiceyness when tasted on its own but with food is not overwhelming. Another food friendly wine. 89-90. Not available in the LCBO, roughly $15 a bottle.

From the Winery’s web site:
Region South East Australia (40% Riverina, 30% Mudgee, 15% King Valley)

Appearance Deep red with a purple hue.

Bouquet Sweet dark fruits (plum and blackberries) a touch of spice and well integrated toasty mocha oak.

Palate A full rich red wine showing nice ripe primary fruits upfront, a fleshy mid palate and finishing with silky chocolate like tannins.

Vintage Conditions The lead up to the 2009 harvest in the Riverina was one of the best on record, with refreshing rains during spring and mild December temperatures. this lead to fruit with flavour intensity and acid structure not seen for a few
years. This all changed at the end of January with an unprecedented heat wave of plus 40 degrees for 14 days which saw ripening stall for 3 weeks. Overall the vintage was good to excellent.

Winery web site.

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