Cornas, Rhone, France. 13%
I’d have given this wine higher points but for the mercaptan, it’s a bit more than just barnyard complexity, it slightly marrs an otherwise very impressive wine.
Deep dark in colour this is a substantial shiraz, in weight and depth like a top class Australian wine, and like these wines only now at 8 years of age just starting to show its true complexity. Less glycerol and sweetness than an Australian wine though.