Printhie MCC Shiraz 2011

Printhie's MCC shiraz from 2011 presents particularly well aromatically.  Wafts of pepper, dried herbs and plums remind of a hypothetical blend between a Great Western, Sunbury and Canberra shiraz, with it bearing a more than passing resemblance to some of Clonakilla's offerings from the latter region.  On the palate pepper and plum flavours predominate in a medium bodied style, with shortish length.

Plainly, this is a good wine that is well made, with some support from fine grained lightish tannins and some ripe red cherry notes too.  In fairness, I think though the palate does lack some concentration of flavour, appearing a little wan at times, due no doubt to the wet 2011 season.  Nonetheless, the breeding of this wine is apparent, and it presents as a smartly and tightly made shiraz.  It is ready to drink now, and over the next few years.  Acceptable to Good

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $36
Source: sample
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Website: http://www.printhiewines.com.au
Tasted: 2013
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