This is it! Week #52 - a full year of Shiraz. Next week I will mark my last Saturday Shiraz post with a summative educational review I like to call "The 10 Shiraz-ments."
Well, Chile has been a solid Shiraz contributor. I've had two other bottles - one which I thought was good (Casillero del Diablo), and another (Gato Negro) that, due to its combo of price & taste, will be a bottle I buy frequently.
Errazuriz Estate - Chile, 2009
"Spicy and full bodied with a concentrated black fruits and pepper character. We pioneered growing Shiraz in Chile"
I have to say that there seems to be quite a few labels claiming to be pioneers or fathers or grandfathers of Shiraz.
This was a nice wine. It really had that Shiraz pep - almost teetering on jarring or sour, but it weighs more on the side of yummy with a good bite. So, if you enjoy a bold spicy wine, this may be what you've been looking for. I know I enjoyed it - even without the richness and fuller body of some of my blogger's pets.
Helpful Husband: "This one is good too."
He really went all out for his last blog tip!