Oakvale Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011

Oakvale produce a single vineyard shiraz from the Pokolbin region in the Hunter Valley.  This one has a bit more going on than the typical Hunter Valley shiraz, being more structured, and seeing more attention I expect in the winery.  The wine is bright, with a medium(+) intensity purple/ruby colour.  The nose has evident but good quality oak, earth, garrigue, spices and a leathery character.  The palate is dry, with medium(+) acidity, medium tannins (fine grained), medium body and is a slightly extractive presentation of plums, earth, leather, wood, dried herbs accompanied by reasonable length.  On days two and three, the wine continued to improve.  I think this is a good wine due to its complexity and drinkability and I expect that it will develop and evolve over the next 4-5 years and needs some time to fully integrate its wares.  Good to Very Good

Abv: 13%
Price: $45
Source: sample
Vendors: Check http://www.oakvalewines.com.au
Source: http://www.oakvalewines.com.au
Tasted: October 2012

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