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WTN:High Alcohol Aussie

by Barry Fowden » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:20 am

Recently tried the Jasper Hill Syrah 1998 with 15.5 alcohol...a record for me..
any other similar experiences.

Tasting notes
Dense purple-red..remember..this is now 9 years old; aromas of chocolate, mocca and mixed spices and liquorice; my first thought after tasting was...dry port..and alcohol..I checked the bottle..15.5% !!!!..prunes and plums on the palate, dry tannins, good long finish. It was an experience which I would accept as a present..but buy it...I doubt it....and I was thankful it was only a half-bottle. I guess some would call this 'hedonistic'.I have never been a great lover of the UPFRONT Australian style of reds...a Syrah from the Rhone would have a better balance and certainly more elegance.

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Barry

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