Pyramids Road Wines 2012 Shiraz

Away on holidays and taking an extended wine break but I did manage to smuggle one into the luggage, so just a quick note..

A Granite Belt vintage of exceptional fruit power.  Warren Smith makes true cellaring style reds and this one is exemplary.2019 shiraz The wine at 9 years is still undergoing development, it’s in a phase now where it promises to offer a lot more down the track and if you appreciate these aspects in red wines then I’d suggest you hold off for at least 3 more years.

Black red at depth and with some surprising young purple hues reflecting from the glass edge.  A bouquet replete with powerful dark berry fragrances, olives and a little spice. The palate is long and driven by still quite fresh acid. The combination of fruit power and refreshing acid in a 9 year old prophecies a life extension plan.  Upper medium weight with initial big black berry fruit,  kalamata olives, cloves, a little dark chocolate and some black pepper, fine somewhat chalky tannins, and a late succulent finish. Great balance and the structure in particular still promises much to come, hold off if you can.

Tasted: Sunday 10th January, 2021 without food and then with over several hours.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $35
Suggested Drinking Window: 2022 to 2030
Winemaker: Warren Smith
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Posted by Peter Pacey

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