Brini Blewitt Springs Shiraz 2002 (review)

90+ points

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia. 14.5%

Deep dark colour.

Surprising nose, lifted but dense tight fruit aromas and extraordinary oak – a new interpretation of American oak, obvious but quite lovely, not in any way sweet and cloying.

Poised bright clear fruit. Ripe but not fat. Very polished without being a show pony. A smidge limey (tartaric acid, but to be expected for warm climate shiraz).

Quite a beautiful young shiraz from a traditional “big Aussie” shiraz region. Shows a good deal of finesse – not typical. An intense concentrated but drinkable wine.

Should have an interesting future.

Great value at $17.

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