Jeremy Oliver

ON WINE
31st July 08

Mount Horrocks Shiraz 2006

A smooth, polished and savoury shiraz with a spicy, floral fragrance of sweet red and black berries, plums, white pepper, cloves and cinnamon backed by restrained cedar/vanilla oak and musky suggestions of nutmeg and animal hide. Medium to full in weight, its fine-grained expression of juicy fruit is very slightly cooked, with a faint green-edged sourness at the finish. Very well handled, but marginally under and over-ripened.