Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hazyblur South Australia Baroota Shiraz 2002

Hazyblur South Australia Baroota Shiraz 2002

I brought our shipment of recently purchased wines home from the auction warehouse and popped one open for casual sipping with midweek leftover pasta dinner. At fourteen years of age, this label is in the last chapter of its drinking window, hence it provides good value when picked up at auction, most likely released from someone who needs to thin their cellar if they have more bottles than they'll consume in the near term, or by someone who prefers younger wines for consumption earlier in their drinking profile.

Despite its age, this was delicious showing less diminution from aging than the other last bottles of this label consumed back in 2015 from our cellar. It tasted consistent with our previous, earlier tasting notes from back in 2009.

Full bodied, super ripe plum, blackberry and currants with mocha, vanilla, caramel and hint of cedar and licorice on the full firm lingering finish.

RM 90 points.