If you need an excuse (which you shouldn’t btw) to open that bottle of something nice you have, well today is that excuse! It’s Friday and it’s December.
Who agrees with me?
I recently was gifted this bottle of Lou Miranda Estate 2013 Old Vine Shiraz from SA’s Barossa Valley and it’s made from grapes from 106-year-old vines, so it’s pretty special.
- Only 7,400 bottles made
- 96 points from Decanter Magazine
- 95 points Halliday
And yes that is my wine cork wreath in the background – more details on how I made this on the blog.
In the glass, this Shiraz is virtually opaque with a hint of red velvet cupcakes. Dark plums, spice, freshly pressed black currant juice, aniseed, vanilla and tobacco aromas entice you into the glass. It’s very aromatic and complex. We did aerate this one (we probably should have put it in the decanter but we were too eager!) as it’s definitely a wine that will do well with some cellaring time. In the mouth, it’s full of dark berry fruit, leather, black pepper and youthful acidity.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown #tcweekdaywine