1998 The Rothbury Estate Brokenback Shiraz

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1998 The Rothbury Estate Brokenback Shiraz

Postby n4sir » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:55 am

1998 The Rothbury Estate Brokenback Shiraz, Hunter Valley (cork): 13% alc. Light to medium brick/red. Aged, leathery and slightly medicinal characters at first, cherry, strawberry jam, fresh sage, clove, smoke and roast coffee, a little tomato skin and the vanillin oak from the 18 months in American & French barriques becoming more obvious with breathing. The palate’s medium-weight, sweet, herbal and slightly smoky, finishing long, sweet and chalky with fine tannins; it’s heavily aged and notably a lot lighter in weight than when it was an Adelaide Wine Show trophy winner on release. It’s been 10 years since I last tried this wine and I am a little surprised it’s hanging in there, but it’s time to drink up.

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