Tar & Roses Miro Priorat 2006

This wine strikes me as a bit of a non-sequitur on the shelf.  An Australian brand name - Tar & Roses - and the wine made by Australian winemakers Don Lewis and Narelle King in Priorat in Spain.  I imagine there is a risk here of being neither one thing nor the other.

The wine itself though is very good, if very big in style.  A blend of 77% grenache and carinena, 16% shiraz and 7% cabernet sauvignon, it has aromatics of intense blackberry, oak, anise and tar.  These fragrances give way to a palate with grippy tannin, anise, blackcurrant, thyme, spice and between medium and long length with some acid edges.  If you like the style, which I did, you will find this a very good, well made and quite structured wine that I think will be able to be safely drunk over the next 5 to 10 years.  Good to Very Good

Abv: 15%
Price: low $40s
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.tarandroses.com.au
Tasted: 2012

you might also like


No comments:

Post a Comment

To subscribe to Grape Observer please click here.


Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine review and journal. For further information about your author, please click here. To subscribe to Grape Observer you can click here.