Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Aussie wine that barks?
Well, this one is is a bit of a head scratcher. We tried one of the myriad of big, cleverly-named Australian wines, 2006 Reilly's Barking Mad Shiraz ($14 at Lincoln Fine Wines). The nose was fairly typical Aussie shiraz - big, hot, juicy, dark, earthy. And the taste was initially there, stewed fruit, spiciness and some significant acidity. But then it sort of died and tastes kind of dirty and blah. However it was smooth. Decanting it seemed to help significantly, but not make it something I would buy again.