Friday, May 2, 2014

West Cape Howe 2011 Two Steps Shiraz

I'm a little late arriving at this party. This shone in a recent tasting of mid-priced shirazes (well 2011 was a very good vintage in Western Australia) and my wife pronounced it as being spectacularly good. It is certainly outstanding value for money. But unfortunately a certain Mr James Halliday reviewed it, gave it 97/100 and it is sold out at the winery, although there may still be some left in retail stores. If you find some, snap it up. Made from fruit grown in Mount Barker and Frankland River, it ticks all the boxes at the bigger end of the medium-bodied spectrum. Rich: tick. Spicy: tick. Savoury: tick. Delectably complex and decadently drinkable. $28.   

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