Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Excelsior Paddock Shiraz 2004 (PB)

This Varietal from the folks in S. Africa who had produced my favorite inexpensive red blend a couple years back has produced a new world offering with a huge berry nose of ripe blackberries but there is considerable alcohol on the nose as well. In the mouth it is a bit sweet, with decent acid, relaxed tannins but a bit “hot.” It is not deep on flavor but definite with a chocolate and leather finish with some smoke on the side.

With a little breathing, it is not helped and even seems less than what it was. This was okay but I wouldn’t waste my time or money ($8) searching after it.

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