Sunday, February 14, 2016

Flinders Run Southern Flinders Ranges Shiraz at 10

Flinders Run Southern Flinders Ranges Shiraz 2006

Valentine's Day eve dinner - perfect wine with comfort food for relaxed family dinner with kids/grandkids joining. Pulled one of our favorites to accompany the lasagna main course. It also went just as well with the chocolates!

As written numerous times in the past, we love this wine and consider it a benchmark representation of Southern Australian Shiraz at its very best, and at a pricepoint between $25-30 it offers a relative great QPR (Quality to Price ratio). I wish I could find more of it. Not sure what happened to Flinders Run. It appeared on the market selectively and we haven't see it since. We bought all we could find on the market and are still being rewarded for our investment.

This has been a consistent overall hit of many standalone and comparison tastings of varied big reds. Consistent with earlier notes, the 2006 Flinders is still holding its own and showing well at ten years of age. Dark inky purple, full bodied, powerfully scented bouquet of dark berries, smoky minerals and fresh flowers bursting with flavors of thick chewy black raspberry, blueberry and cassis with layers of nut, vanilla and hints of mocha flavors on a tongue coating lingering finish. As much as we like this wine, the 2005 may be even better.

RM 92 points.