Dalwhinnie Southwest Rocks Shiraz 2003

Dalwhinnie Southwest Rocks Shiraz 2003

A few years ago Eminem was cleaning out his closet; I am now in the process of cleaning out my cellar. Most of it is being drunk, but some of it is being shipped to auction. Anyone want a mixed case of 8-10 year old Rhones or 5 year old Chablis? Anyway, this was a single bottle purchase from about 3 years ago. I think Gary Walsh wrote a promising review. Maybe it was someone else. It needed a couple of hours to come out of its shell, but when it did there were complex aromas of black plums, liquorice, spices, olives, and a touch of herbs and leaf and parsley. The palate showed some broadness and savouriness, with black cherries, plums, olives, leather, cedar and a hint of saltiness. Fine tannins and very good length. I have also noted ‘an acid finish’ in my notebook, but I think I am becoming super-sensitive to it. Regardless, a fine Shiraz; drink over the next five years or so.

Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Jul09
Alcohol : 13.8%
Price : $65
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2010-2013+
Source : Cellar
Website : Dalwhinnie

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3 Responses to Dalwhinnie Southwest Rocks Shiraz 2003

  1. GW says:

    Big Rocks,
    I was 95 points on the 2004 vintage.

    PS. What’s wrong with 8-10 year old Rhones and 5 year old Chablis? Are they cheapies?

  2. Lincoln says:

    Nothing wrong with the wines – I just have dozens and dozens of them!

  3. simm says:

    I’ve sent you a pm via WS.

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