Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Shiraz 2012
|Region||Australia, Victoria, Pyrenees|
Taut, focused and distinctive, showing a balance of ripe fruit and distinct mineral layers, with stony notes adding to the cherry and black olive flavors. Finishes with tension. Best from 2017 through 2022.
Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2012 Shay's Flat Vineyard Pyrenees Shiraz opens with a slight whiff of reduction over a core of red and black currants, loam, sage and Szechuan pepper. Tight, muscular and with a just a tad too much extraction detracting from its savory appeal ever so slightly, it finishes long and earthy.
As one might expect from a Rhône-based producer, this is a meaty, earthy rendering of Shiraz. It's only medium bodied, but frames its black olive and spice flavors in dry, dusty tannins. Drink now-2020.