As an homage to our upcoming trip, we thought we'd explore what Australian wine has to offer. The Layer Cake Shiraz opens on the nose with oak, rhubarb and tart red fruit. A swirl and a sip later, a tart burst is followed with bright red fruit and chocolate that carries to a buttery finish. Although the finish is moderate in length, the tannins and acidity linger longer than the fruit which gives it a curious quality. While it needs a moment to open up, this wine is not particularly aggressive. The fleeting flavors are pleasant but forgettable. A strong prelude to our Australian wine adventures. We'll revisit this region soon. If we remember.
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Fruit forward, pleasant flavor, inexpensive
Forgetful and fleeting flavor, needs time to open up