2009 NUGAN ESTATE SHIRAZ
Out of the Willbrigge area in North South West Australia comes a Shiraz unlike any that has been tasted for quite a while. The deep garnet color is as inviting as the nose of dark fruit and tar, with some oaking making its presence known. But how many wines have had this same promising bouquet only to disappoint the taster with a flat or tannic taste?
Nugan presents a Shiraz that is a balanced taste of dark plum, spice and chocolate, followed by a mid range of earthiness and concludes with a rather lengthy finish withjust enough oak to wrap up the entire experience. Although there is a slight acidity, the overall taste is one of a very balanced, smooth texture.
While this wine would pair well with dark meats and large meals, the taste structure is such that it would also do well solo. This is one wine that should not be missed.