Shiraz from Victoria’s Alpine Valleys, by Mayford Wines.
Purchased at auction, not readily available (current release is $40).
Alcohol: 14% abv.
I bought this wine knowing nothing about either Mayford or Porepunkah. The price was right and it had some good reviews. I still know next to nothing – although I am at least now across the fact that Porepunkah is in the Alpine region of Victoria. Near Bright. Which is near Mt Hotham. And I like skiing.
This bodes well as I have a weakness for cool climate Shiraz.
Tasting note written on day 2.
In the glass, super intense. If a wine could be pitch black this would be it. It’s a youthful dense cross between ruby and purple.
The nose is pretty pronounced. Fresh black fruit, black olives, peppery spice and even some licorice and fresh tobacco.
All that black fruit is on the palate, blackberry jubes, peppery spice, just like the nose. It’s full and weighty and structure is amply provided by acidity and fine tannins.
This is absolutely delicious with plenty of life left in it. If I had case loads I’d be gobbling them up though because that’s just how I am.
The current vintage of this wine looks to retail for about $40 and if it looks anything like the 2009, it’s money well spent.
I see plenty more Mayford and Alpine Valleys Shiraz in my future.