Snappy shiraz

Wombat Crossing Hermit’s Block Shiraz 2011, Hunter Valley, AUD $32

An engaging wine which, at six years of age, is just starting to open and bloom. Attractive raspberry and cranberry aromas on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied and delicious with snappy red fruits, fine tannins and balanced acidity. Plus, there is a very faint savoury undercurrent adding depth and interest. (Screwcap)

Score: 89 ★★★½ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Slow-cooked lamb with oregano and lemon zest

Stockists: Wombat Crossing Wines; Your Wine Guy online (AU)

Ranked #32 of 60 2011 Shiraz from Lower Hunter


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