Byron and Harold 2013 “Rose and Thorns” Shiraz - 92pts

Byron and Harold 2013 “Rose and Thorns” Shiraz (Great Southern) Western Australia - Australia

Availability: Private wine shops like Everything Wine
Cost: $37-43
Alcohol: 14%
Date Tasted: January 26th, 2017

Tasting Notes: Western Australia's "Great Southern" wine region is the state's coolest thanks to the Maritime influence of the Indian Ocean, resulting in a longer ripening period and less 'jammy-ness' in its Shiraz wines when compared to Australia's warmer regions. The "Rose and Thorns" Shiraz is an excellent expression of the region and reminiscent of the cool-climate Syrah of British Columbia.

The profile of wild berries, crushed violet, tar, licorice, charred cedar and both sweet spices and peppercorn grace the refined nose and the masculine palate. The moderate finish is well-balanced with plenty of peppery notes and a touch of citrus tang. Ready to go now. Drink 2017-2019.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2017

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