Window Estate 2011 Basket Press Shiraz: Tasting Note

As this wine is tasted I can imagine ‘Ode to Joy’.  It’s such a pleasure to see soft restrained Shiraz.  The Windows Estate Basket Press Shiraz is a great example of complexity and interest without dominating over extraction.  The aromas show good intensity, without leaping from the glass.  Ripe red fruit, a complex amalgam of sage, old fashioned roses, and savoury roast meats.Windows Estate Shiraz

On the palate it’s all soft and silky, and still fruit driven. Warm spices, ripe red fruit, hints of liquorice.  No dominate oak flavours (with 18 month French oak barriques).  But all supported with gentle tannins.  Well priced, especially if buying direct. Happy drinking over the next 5 years.

RRP $30
Alc 14.4%
Production: 400 doz
Region: Margaret River
Source: Provided by producer

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One Response to Window Estate 2011 Basket Press Shiraz: Tasting Note

  1. Nice Review Jason! You’re spot on with your comment about soft restrained Shiraz. I think there are still some producers out there that are completely wrapped up in the big bold Shiraz of the 90′s/early 2000′s and my feeling is majority of taste’s have now changed. Don’t get me wrong, when these big Shiraz’s are done well they are sensational, but how nice it is to open a Shiraz and it be finessed and subtle. This takes alot of restraint from the Winemaker! Look forward to trying a Windows Estate at some stage!

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