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Australia - Western Australia - Margaret River - Gralyn Estate

www.gralyn.com.au

Cellar door sales only at this rather small winery. I love the fact that they use good wineglasses for their tastings and change glasses between each sample.

2005 Chardonnay
5-7-6
Pale straw color, hints of green. Vanilla nose, classic chardonnay. Surprisingly crisp, nice citrus & peach flavors. Finishes very differently, kind of grapefruit. AU$55

2006 Unoaked Cabernet
6-5-4
Clear dark cherry color. Extreme red currant nose, kind of brambly. Tastes a bit herbaceous, dark berry flavors. Tannins are a bit tight and green. AU$26

2006 Racy Red
4-4-4
A blend of 59% Grenache, 27% Shiraz, 11% Cabernet, and 3% Muscat. "The nice lady pouring said this was their red wine for people who don't like red wine." Cheap perfume nose. Very sweet. Pretty much like soda pop. AU$26

2004 Reserve Shiraz
7-6-8
Beautiful red color, a bit opaque. Nose is very layered, spicy, smokey, plummy. Initial taste is a bit overpowering with savory spices. No pepper. Beautiful long finish - mocha, cedar and smoke. A very interesting wine. Will be great in about 5 years I bet. AU$95

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz
6-8-9
Brilliant dark currant flavors. Raspberry and menthol nose. Beautiful round mouthfeel. Very layered with distinct flavors of blueberry, cedar, cassis, and who knows what else. A very long finish which changes a lot. A complex wine. Would be fantastic with elk or venison. Quite nice, if I could get this at home I would. AU$95

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
6-7-7
Brick cherry red. Kind of a tight nose, hints of cedar and peppermint. Gorgeous fine tannins. Chocolate and black currant flavors. Long finish, but not as layered as the Cabernet/Shriaz. AU$95

2006 White Port
4-5-6
Straw colored. Nose has spice and orange zest. Sweet but flavorful. Nothing like a white port from Porto. AU$26

Tawny
4-6-6
Dried blood red. Raisin and caramel nose. Flavors start with big raisins then moves to caramel machiato. AU$40

Liqueur Riesling
6-7-7
Yellow gold. Nose of dried apricots and pears. Tastes like orange marmalade on raisin toast. Very long finish.

Posted by Bruce on April 11, 2007 5:20 AM

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