From the Cellar

Casella Estate 2013 The Black Stump Durif Shiraz (Australia)

19 May 2015

(February 12, 2015) ... It took me some time to figure out what winery this bottle came from, my best guess is Casella (makers of Yellowtail?) - if my facts are wrong here someone please jump in and tell me.  This was another one of those bottles from the Virgin Wine Club I hauled back over the border and drank on this side, and I would have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The aromas were what I expected from Australian wine made from Shiraz and Durif (aka Petite Sirah), lots of plum, vanilla, blackberry, black cherry but with only hints of white pepper; all followed onto the palate with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and finish. I would have wanted a little more pepperiness to this one, but all in all a real crowd pleaser.

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