Saturday, November 10, 2007

Barrel Monkeys: Take 3

2004 "Barrel Monkeys" Shiraz (Red Heads Studio)(McLaren Vale)(Wine Library: $16)

The bouquet attacks with deep, beautiful, and dark aromas of smoky blackberries, strawberry jam, black cherries, and a hint of nuts and wood. On the palate the viscosity is low, but nevertheless the feel is weighty, concentrated, and mouth-filling. Low acidity. Faint background sweetness. Fruit blooms on the midpalate, leading into a strong, persistent finish of sweet tannins. While I have had wines with more gripping tannins, and wines with more viscous bodies, no wine so far has matched up to this as a complete, seamless beauty. I have a deep affection for Barrel Monkeys (RP90).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard BarrelMonkey was looking for Wine Lush from the WLTV forum. She no longer attends the forum. Update your forum profile with an email or other contact information and she'll find you.