Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jindalee: Week #43

The title rhymes.

Well, here I am on a Sunday writing the blog.  Impressive.  I did consume this wine last night, fulfilling the Saturday Shiraz mandate.  I feel confident that I can proceed from here with fewer interruptions in service. 

I have to admit, the selection process is not as exciting as it used to be.  It really isn't so much a "choice" as it is a "process of elimination."  Truly, I feel bad for the next ten bottles.  I have passed them by at least 42 times.  They haven't interested or tempted me before, and now they are forcing my hand - like sad gangly teenagers being picked last for a game of baseball.

Jindalee - Australia, 2009
14% alc./vol.
A word from the wine:
"Representing the fruit of our labors, this wine bears the Jindalee 'circle' motif - an important symbol in local Aboriginal culture meaning 'fruit.'  Appropriately, these wines are intensely fruit driven, displaying rich, concentrated flavors and aromas."
Oh for the love of Aboriginals!  I don't think I can take nine more weeks of this.

This sad gangly kid isn't going to shock everyone by hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning and winning the game.  He isn't going to strike out either, but he is going to take four balls accept a walk.  So, to conclude this analogy, this wine doesn't suck, it is just lame.  Jindalee is not rich or smooth - in fact it is quite sharp, edging on bitter, and has little body. 

Helpful Husband Tip: "Not very good.  Drinkable, but young."


  1. Well, I was going to suggest that you try the Jindalee, since my husband and I quite enjoyed it at Shadow Lawn a few years ago - oh well! Anyhow, I thought of you last week when NB Liquor was showcasing a new red wine called Apothic (I think that's the name, it's a blend from California), you may want to check it out!

  2. Brenda - Thanks for the tip! I hate to say it, but I'm looking forward to finishing up the 52 weeks of Shiraz, because sometimes I see new bottles I'd like to try and Shiraz really monopolizes my purchasing power. Was Apothic the one with the bike on the label? I had a sample of that and like it.

    PS: Maybe your Jindalee was more "mature" - it did seem like it would age well.

  3. Not sure about the label Meg, I just sipped it as well:)