O’Leary Walker – Shiraz (Clare Valley/McLaren Vale) 2005

decanted 15 minutes before trying

Fruity nose – hard to pin down – its definitely sweet hints of liquorice even a little menthol (think fishermans friend). Colour is deep red/purple in hue fading to hints of brown on the rim of the glass.

Initial peppery spice on the palate followed up by nice clean red dirt (thinking edge of scrub/fruit block in Winkie) heading off into fruit – almost too much dark berries and grape juice, bordering on fake, tail end is acidic combined with tannins, wonderful mouth feel, perhaps a little bitter (but I love bitters so for me this is just right).

I love this drop, what can I say.

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