Friday, January 10, 2014

Printhie 2012 MCC Shiraz

The wines from the Orange region in the Central West of New South Wales can be quite spectacular - and this is a case in point; a stunningly good cool-climate shiraz that is peppery, elegant and has plenty of thought-provoking texture. It's not a wine for lovers of blockbusters, but rather for those who prefer reds that can be sipped and savoured. It has plenty of sweet ripe plummy fruit, judicious oak, and is only medium-bodied with just 13.5% alcohol. This has the architecture to age well. I liked this a lot. MCC, by the way, stands for Mount Canobolas Collection - the reserve wines in the Printhie range. $36.  

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