Saturday, August 19, 2006

Craneford Allyson Parsons Shiraz 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Dark ink color
Nose of blackberries and sweet spices
Rich and smooth on the palate with a black cherry core
Cherry finish, with notes of licorice and dark chocolate

This is a good wine for $16 from Barossa Valley, Australia. It has layers and depth, with a sweetness of ripe fruit and spices.

A couple of days earlier I enjoyed a Betts & Scholl Grenache also from the Barossa Valley. I was struck by how different Grenache can be from Shiraz in an area known for voluptuous Shiraz. My tasting notes for the Grenache are in the entry below and make a nice comparison between two red varietals from the same general location.

This Shiraz is dark, rich, and smooth- the kind of wine that will stain your teeth as you nurse it in the glass all evening. Raise a glass!

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