2011 Charles Melton Father-In-Law Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia
It may have been a tricky vintage but this is a solid, satisfying and surprisingly rich wine. We taste spice, light black pepper, with juicy and dark purple and black fruits.
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$16.19 as part of a mixed case.
"A blend of Barossa and Clare Valleys this is a real "fruit driven" style which will appeal to lovers of big honest reds. The bouquet has aromas of raspberry mocha and spice. The nose displays a hint of capsicum spice as befits the coolness and dampness of a year like 2011. The palate is the star here. It has a lovely sweet richness, is fully flavoured and plush but certainly not big. Poised, rounded and spicy with a long finish."
"The Father in Law is a block of Clare Valley Shiraz, originally acquired to keep Mrs Melton's dad busy after retirement, enhanced by batches of good Barossa fruit. Although containing a slightly higher proportion of Syd Weckert's (the father in law) block, the wine displays a little less of the Clare dark chocolate and spice, with more of the sweet berry perfume from the Barossa."
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