Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wolf Blass 1986 Black Label

I must admit I have not been a great Wolf Blass fan in the past, although I have a bit of its wine in my cellar. This is clearly a marketing driven company, but at the same time, it has access to very good Barossa fruit.

Yesterday I shared in a bottle of their premium label at the time, a 1986 Black Label Shiraz. It drank beautifully: all the clutter was gone. A beautiful cherry fruit profile was left, still lively, no oak could be tasted, no alcohol and tannins softly, softly in the background. A very feminine wine at this point, supporting the quail beautifully.

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