KEYNETON EUPHONIUM

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Vintage 2009

14.5% Vol

Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Varieties: 63% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc

Notes: I brought this bottle back from Australia and opened it with good Spanish friends. Lets just say it didn’t disappoint, the blend of this wine being extemely well put together It would be similar to an excellent reserve from Ribera del Duero except with a difference of not using Tempranillo grape which must be used in Ribera to be certified. As it’s been in French and American oak for 18 months before extended aging in the bottle. Its dark garnet cherry red colour, with its subtle and smooth rich palate of black forest berries (plum and blackcurrant). The cedar notes are subtle with gentle spice, high level of complexity and savoury velvet tannins which are persistent in the mouth. The only drawback is the price, not a wine you can afford everyday of the week but for very special occasions treat yourself. Sit back, sip the wine slowly and enjoy with rib eye roast medium rare!

Notas: Traje esta botella de Australia y la abrí con buenos amigos españoles. Digamos que no me decepcionó, la mezcla de este vino está extremadamente bien organizada. Sería similar a un excelente reserva de Ribera del Duero, excepto con la diferencia de no usar uva tempranillo que debe ser utilizado en Ribera para ser certificado. Ha madurado en roble francés y americano durante 18 meses antes del extendido envejecimiento en botella. Su color rojo granate cereza oscuro, con su rico paladar sutil y suave de frutas del bosque (ciruela y grosella negra). Las notas de cedro son sutiles con especias suaves, de alto nivel de complejidad y taninos aterciopelados que son persistentes en la boca. El único inconveniente es el precio, no es un vino que puede pagar todos los días de la semana, pero para ocasiones muy especiales dese el gustazo. Siéntese, saboree el vino lentamente y disfrute con costillas asadas o solomillo poco hecho!

Value for money:  7.5 /  10

Quality:  92 points

Price: 30 euros

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