Crabtree Watervale Shiraz 2013

Crabtree is not a label I have previously encountered.  The structure and balance of this wine seemed adrift, with my impression being of a spiky nose and rough palate where the alcohol did not taste in balance.  I see it has been rated highly by some writers, including Campbell Mattinson.  Perhaps my bottle (consumed in the tropics) was cooked.  I can however only call it as the wine presented.  Rating: Poor

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Clare Valley
September 23, 2016

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