Red

2009 Harkham Windarra Winery Shiraz Aziza's

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Hunter Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2012 (Edit)
CT87.5 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • raccah wrote: 90 points

    June 15, 2012 - The nose starts off with lovely and luscious blueberry, followed by a whiff of alcohol, that blows off soon enough, along with root beer, black pepper perfume, and cloves, and spice. The mouth has a bit of fizz, along with dark cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant, mouth coating tannin, and a hint of cedar that makes for a lovely and rich mouth. The finish is long and spicy, with chocolate, espresso coffee, smoky notes, and vanilla.

    Over time the wine loses most of its fruit and displays a lovely and crazy nose and mouth of what I can only describe as blueberry and blackcurrant reduction liquor. The mouth shows hints of animal and the finish continues its stronghold of espresso coffee, white pepper, and chocolate, with a drop of cloves.

    Blessedly, I had the wine at its time and enjoyed its after life, but this is a wine to be enjoyed now, or forever hold your peace! Bravo to Richard Harkham and his family for allowing me to share in this lovely wine experience.

  • raccah wrote: 88 points

    February 24, 2012 - For the entire story on Harkham Winery and this wine, check out my posting, and the original notes that I had on this wine. This wine is NOT imported to the US. Currently, the only wine from this winery that is imported to the US is the 2009 Harkham Shiraz (Mevushal) that is brought in by Royal. Quickly enough, this is a special reserve from the Harkham Winery that has minimal addition of sulfites and as such can use the term, preservative free on the label in Australia. The Aziza’s Shiraz is named after Richard Harkham’s (the wine maker) grandmother who passes away in early 2009.

    This electric purple colored wine continues its dual life existence, which starts off closed with animal notes, dark fruit, currant, gravel, and loamy dirt. As it opens the wine shifts drastically to a black and blue wonder with crazy violet and rose notes, with heavy blueberry, licorice, and dirt. The mouth on this medium bodied wine is soft, plush, and mouth coating with nicely integrating tannin, concentrated notes of dark and blue fruit, oak, and a mouth that is coming together nicely. Though little sulfite was added to this wine it has no problem living for another year or two. The finish is long and spicy with animal notes, spice, leather, black pepper, oak, and tobacco that linger long.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Harkham Windarra Winery
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Aziza's
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region New South Wales
  • SubRegion Hunter Valley
  • Appellation Hunter Valley

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  • In Cellars 4 (44%)
  • Consumed 5 (56%)

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