Black Lab Selection
1 bottle 2008 Black Dog Shiraz
BAM! The dark red colour hinted at a wine still remarkably youthful and powerful. Aromatic qualities of
vanilla and blueberry, spicy oak and satsuma plums are abound on the nose, and this leads to a textural
palate with earthy beetroot and darker berry fruits. The tannin structure is long and plentiful and carries
the wine beautifully. A wine that could easily take further cellaring.
2 bottles 2012 Coat of Arms Cabernet Merlot
Medium to full bodied, with a sweet juicy and expansive front palate. Serious, ripe and nutty structural
tannins fill out the middle and a hints of black coffee, then a twist of blood-orange acidity give a fresh, yet savoury finish. Will happily reward further cellaring to 2020, perhaps beyond.
3 bottles 2011 Solana Tempranillo
A colour of dark mellow red with brick hues, the bouquet appears rustic and savoury, edgy and fulfilling. Lots of dark cherry and chocolate is apparent on the palate with savoury notes and a lingering fine tannin backbone. A food wine with long flowing structural tannins perfectly suited to game or slow cooked stew.
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