Monday, October 26, 2009
Ben Glaetzer Godolphin Cabernet/Shiraz
The Godolphin is Ben Glaetzer's premium Cabernet/Shiraz release from the Barossa. The 2004 Godolphin hits you with a lot of fruit upfront. The wine is very rich, even a bit thick, but the tannins and acidity of the Cabernet manage to balance the big fruit of the Shiraz - just. This wine is an example why this blend should have a lot going for it. The mouthfeel is excellent from the front to the back of the palate. Yet on the other hand, the wine is too big in the end. I had trouble finishing my second glass, but I enjoyed drinking what I did.