McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2013, South Eastern Australia 

My Rating 76 Points.   

Price $10.
Inky in color with a purplish rim.

Nose of blackberries, plums, cloves, cedar, leather, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, barnyard, eucalyptus, tar and bitter herbs.

Full bodied and austere, with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, vanilla, clove, tobacco, coffee, vegetables, vinegar and peppercorn.

Tart finish with medium tannins and tart cherries.

This Australian Shiraz, is a good food wine, but not a sipping wine at all. Very harsh, yet drinkable. Unbalanced and simple and hot at the back of the throat.
An additional year in the bottle won’t hurt.

Aged in French and American Oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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