Saturday, March 21, 2015

Krondorf Growers Barossa Shiraz

The Krondorf brand has been around for over 35 years. The 'Growers' wine acknowledges fruit from selected growers. The 2012 Krondorf Growers Barossa Shiraz is made from fruit by Marcus Schulz and Anita Bowen. The Schulz vineyard is in the Northern Barossa and is highly acclaimed. I am not familiar with Anita Bowen. In any case, the wine does not come from the Valley Flats, as the Krondorf name might suggest.

The wine opens up with strong red plum and kirsch aromas, which intensify on the palate. The wine is plush and quite yummy, not jammy. There is spice and some vanilla oak on the palate as well. The dominant fruit embraces all the taste buds, but the wine has quite an acidic finish. The acid feels added. It takes away from the smoothness of the wine on the front palate. Still, it is a good drink now, and will improve and mellow over the years.

Score: 92/++

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