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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sevenhill Cellars Inigo Shiraz 2010

Hmm, been a while since I wrote a blog entry. It's not been for lack of drinking good wines. In fact it may be the opposite really. Anyway, I'm back like Batman.

This Inigo is typically a good wine most years, but unfortunately 2009 wasn't one of those, which is interesting considering how good the 2009 St.Ignatius is. Regardless, I am happy to say this 2010 is a great return to form. For those who know these wines, I think the 2008 was marginally better, but there's not a lot in it, and time may prove me wrong.

Dark crimson red meniscus and glass that's black as a nun's habit, although I don't recall seeing any nuns at Sevenhill.

Bit of sulphur stink even after a quick double decant, and I could still taste the SO2 bitterness, so give this one a good bit of air before imbibing.

The nose is a tad light, but I think that's more to do with the winter room temperature - I am all greenie tonight and the heater isn't on. I'm smelling the hills around Clare, where of course the air is laden with regional vinous aromas. Lovely stuff.

I was really pleased with the tannins, these 2010 babies are smooth like talcum. Mouth coating and gum licking goodness.

Mostly black fruit, crushed blueberry, with a bit of red there for interest, a dash of garam masala and gently stirred with a bay leaf.

There's good balance here, a well made wine that's not yet actually into it's drinking window, though that shouldn't stop anyone trying it out young-ish.

Highly Recommended++ especially at sub $20 retail if you do some homework

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