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91 Points

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - Winemaker Peter Wellington did a great job with this late harvest Zin. Dark inky purple color. Nose of raspberries and cherry compote. Sweet entry leads to highly concentrated flavors of red & black fruits followed by some peppery spice and a tart, acidic finish. This wine has a port-like quality to it which leads me to believe that it will cellar well for 5-10 years despite the contrary opinions of some previous reviewers. With ~ 8% RS this is not overly sweet and retains the Zin varietal characteristics despite being produced as a port-ish dessert wine. Most of the sweetness is upfront, followed by intense fruits and a biting finish.

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  • Comment posted by richardhod:

    10/22/2012 11:41:00 PM - That's a good point: you could be right... it can be a bit porty. But I prefer its fresh blackcurrant and blackberryness, rather than its portiness! IT depends on what you want from it :)

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