Yarra Burn cellar release Shiraz 2003

89+ points

Yarra Valley, Victoria. 13.5%

Very dark. The first thing that hits on the nose is the added acidity which isn’t a pleasant welcome, but there is more to the wine than this. It’s intense, tight, but with weight, even some alcohol burn on the finish. OK this doesn’t sound wonderful but I do expect this to mature into a pretty characterful quality Australian shiraz. It’s a big wine made in a cool climate area in a very hot dry year. Keep until 2014 or more.

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