Saturday, August 13, 2011

Errazuriz Estate: Week #52

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
13.5% alc./vol.
A word from the wine:
"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!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to the 10 Shirazments! We are all grapeful for your entertaining installments over the past year. Thanks!!