Monday 14 September 2015

St Mary's 2013 Shiraz - Penola South Australia

SHIRAZ and beef go hand-in-hand: try this one with barbecued
T-bones, Asian-style ribs, homemade burgers,
or with beef fillet poached in red wine
ONE TO NOTE: ST MARY'S WINES 16km to the west of Penola in south-east South Australia, has released at 2013 Shiraz from fruit grown on its own vineyards atop exceptional terra rossa soil over a classic sub-base of limestone.

With 2013's stand-out vintage producing fruit of immense colour and character, this wine is one whose complex floral nose has hints of raspberry, rose petals and soft spice, while on the palate it's all about blackcurrants and cherries coupled with a nicely smooth mouth feel.

At $30 with its richness and structure it'll develop well in the cellar over many more years to come, or for enjoyment now it's a natural with beef – be it barbecued T-bone, Asian-style ribs, ground in burgers, or a good fillet poached in red wine.

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