2009 David Franz “Howling Dogue” Grenache Shiraz. Barossa. 15.5%

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Only 192 bottles made.

On first pouring, it looks like it could be a Pinot Noir.

Looks like it could be a light, elegant wine…. But don’t let that fool you.

First whiff reveals a very heady aroma.

Cherries… dried cherries, dried raspberries, ginger, vanilla and Turkish delight.

The aroma transitions onto the palate and follows up with milky dark chocolates and bacon.

Has a slippery like texture to the palate.

Despite the relatively high alcohol level, this has only a slight warmth.

A powerful, authoritative red wine.

Very good now, but not sure how well it will age.

$57 directly from the winery. www.david-franz.com

Tasted 10th December 2012

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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