Saturday, January 3, 2015

Gatt Shiraz

The 2010 Gatt Barossa Valley Shiraz was given to me. I had misgivings about this wine, just by looking at the label. It said 'single vineyard, hand picked', but no information about the vineyard, not on the back label either. Just using a couple of fashionable terms.

Once in the glass, the wine is of inky colour and turns out to be a caricature of traditional Barossa Shiraz. Dried prune flavours hit the palate, followed by meat and charcoal. Yes, the wine is intense, but the fruit is overripe and alcohol starts to dominate the back palate. It finishes hot. This wine has power, but no elegance or finesse.

Score: 82/---  

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