Saturday, February 17, 2007
2004 L’hiver Shiraz
This has been sitting on the rack for quite a while, but I recall it costing around $18. We had this at a tasting and enjoyed it quite a bit. I decided to give this one about three hours to open since it seemed a bit tight on first pour.
Lots of fruit, but a bit of spice and earth on the nose.
The palate has lots of plum and cherry, perhaps raspberry and is accompanied by a bit of black pepper and oak. Nice medium tannins give this some great structure and prevent it from being too jammy.
Certainly worth the $18 pricetag. Recommended.