Red

2015 Warrenmang Shiraz Black Puma

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • Victoria
  • Western Victoria
  • Pyrenees
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  • Eric gene Noack Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 17, 2018 - 17/7/2018 for the rest of the world
    I tasted this right on the heals of the Landiras 2014 so it was nice to draw comparisons.
    The Landiras tasted astringent, acid, oaky and short.
    The Puma turned out to be a surprising wine.
    Why Black Puma ?
    Well, over the years there has been sightings of a big cat wandering around the area, sheep killed, samples of droppings sent off to the USA for forenesic comparison and it seems there may be some truth in all this.
    Back to the wine.
    It has sat in Oak for18 months.
    The wine has only just been released March 2018 .
    The wine has a massive 15.3 % alcohol which is a bit mind blowing for a wine from any where let alone the Pyrenees, but, I have to say it's kept in control very very well.
    Medium to heavy bodied of dark to medium colour was the first surprise considering this was a VIctorian Pyrenees we are tasting.
    The nose was a mix and perhaps I can say complex.
    |Some oak, some alcohol,maybe varnish.....not sure but there is something else there.
    On first approach the wine is smooth and inviting, promising fruit in layers on the middle of the tongue.
    As it passes, light tannins, soft tannins, developing into a little acid up front.
    The wine has some nice soft grip and a lingering finish.
    The fruit is there, but I feel this wine has much much more to offer and perhaps gentle cellaring for a year or two will prove rewarding.
    The wine is impressive and further development in six months may improve my points rating .
    I will update this review around christmas 2018
    Sells for $80.00AU but I noticed the vineyard are offering a mixed vintage pack for $595.00AU a dozen so that a pretty big saving

    As a footnote Luigi Bazzani and his wife Athalia sold the vineyard but not the stock, so they are selling off all their stock at this point.
    Not sure whether the new owners will continue with the brand naming or change it, but one of the Bazzini key personnel has stayed behind in an advisory capacity to help the new owners.Only time will tell if this rare beast will become extinct.
    18/9/2018
    I retasted this beast a little earlier than expected.
    I picked up some licorice accents on the nose.
    The Oak is still there in spades but not overwhelming and there is still that fruit kick at the front which almost fools you into thinking the wine is soft.
    It's probably a little better after my first tasting so I elevate it a point.
    The high alcohol should preserve this for at least 5 years so lets see what develops.

    December 2018.
    The wine hasn't changed much and still the same as previous tasting.
    The Oak may be showing a little more.
    Over all a very robust wine
    April 2019
    Alcohol /varnish/oak on the nose still in control
    The fruit is still dark and brooding I hope the alcohol stays in check

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Warrenmang
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Black Puma
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region Victoria
  • SubRegion Western Victoria
  • Appellation Pyrenees
  • UPC Code 9321856060378

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 54 (93%)
  • Consumed 4 (7%)

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beef, casserole or just a dry biscuit, cheese matured vintage, steak

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