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La Violetta Up! Shiraz 2013

O!A bit less depth and oomph in the 2013 compared to the 2012, it feels, but then again, leave the bottle open a while and the thing mellows into a cool, relaxed zone where drinking and drinkability conquer all. Just such smashable booze, it feels, even though you get the spice, trim of tannins and interest of Great Southern in the mix.

Great scents of just ripe raspberry, graphite, savoury earthiness, black pepper and a touch of briar. Savoury as all get out in the palate with a chew of cedary oak set behind savoury fruit characters, spice and sheets of firm, powdery tannins. The wine drags long on those tannins and doesn’t skip past medium weight even though there’s loads of flavour and stuff going on. Charred meat lovers should rejoice at how this cuts through such meals. Super stuff.

Tasted : DEC15
Alcohol : 13.6%
Price : $32
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2015 - 2025+
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