Tscharke Shiraz Shiraz Shiraz 2012 (Barossa Valley, SA)
14%, Screwcap, $20
No, I’m not repeating myself, that’s the label. I think it’s fun. You? Sourced from three vineyards at the western edge of the Barossa.
Purple and very juicy to smell. I tasted this blind and thought there might be some Viognier in there, such was the lift. Dominated by purple gummy fruit in a slightly confected style, this tastes as juicy as it smells, with almost no tannins and a soft finish, just loads of plump fruit.
Pleasant and will win fans, but ultimately a little too much fruit and not enough action (to paraphrase Elvis).
Tasted: July 2014
Score: 16/20, 87/100
Would I buy it? Not quite.
Buy online: Tscharke website, Wine Culture
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