Sunday, April 15, 2012

Glaetzer-Dixon 2010 Mon Père Shiraz

This is the Tasmanian wine, made in tiny quantities unfortunately, that shocked the wine world by  winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 2011 Royal Melbourne Wine Show. It’s a  beauty, as you’d expect, classic cool-climate shiraz with bright and spicy red berry/cherry fruit; hints of cloves,  bay leaves and white pepper. It’s an intense wine in the Rhone style, beautifully composed, with herbal earthiness and supple tannins. A triumph from Nick Glaetzer, whose family knows a thing or two about shiraz, but almost impossible to find as demand hugely exceeded supply. $46.

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