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a note on two of Harkham's Shiraz wines

by Joshua London » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:32 pm

Hi all,

While catching up on Andrew Jefford's Weekly Decanter column, I came across this brief note on two of Harkham's Shiraz wines that I thought might be of interest. I don't know if these wines are kosher or not (I've not familiarized myself with Harkham's wider portfolio), but as I recall one of our fellow forumites is a fan, I thought it worth posting:

I recalled the two explosively energetic 2011 Shiraz wines I had tried a few days earlier from Harkham, also in the Hunter: the 2011 Preservative Free Aziza’s Shiraz (imagine crushing a bunch of grapes in your hands and having the juice ferment between leaving your fingers and falling into your mouth) and the beautifully extracted, lingeringly deep 2011 Old Vines Shiraz: sloes and volcanoes, unsullied by oak.

The rest of Jefford's article can be read here: http://www.decanter.com/news/blogs/expert/530071/jefford-on-monday-the-revaluation-of-all-values-in-hotpants

All best,
Josh
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Re: a note on two of Harkham's Shiraz wines

by David Raccah » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:41 pm

Indeed I am writing a very long article on his subject and natural wines. I went down to la and tasted through all the wines and some of them were mind blowing!

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Re: a note on two of Harkham's Shiraz wines

by Craig Winchell » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:54 pm

White (orange )wine with pH 3.8 and TA 5.5 (or in California parlance, 0.55)? And he asks for more like that? Call me old fashioned, if you will, but what he suggests is so out-of-balance that I cannot, for the life of me, understand where he's coming from. Was this written tongue-in-cheek or is it meant to be serious?
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Re: a note on two of Harkham's Shiraz wines

by David Raccah » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:08 pm

Craig you are all about acid - we understand. However, if you had come to the tasting in LA, you would have found the joy of subtlety and the joy of richness that belies acid. My 2 cents, yes, but we did miss you...

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Re: a note on two of Harkham's Shiraz wines

by Yehoshua Werth » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:34 am

Harkham Shiraz that I tasted was on the Elegant side of fruity.
Very well balanced no big punch or pepper and smooth.

Very happy with this if a person wants a bottle a little bigger than a Pinot and wants a softer Shiraz without the over the top pepper.. Very nice last had the

2009 Shiraz from Hunter Valley..

Crowd around here seems very pleased as well.
Yehoshua Werth, Manager
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Monsey, NY USA
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