2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Wines "Mon Pere" Shiraz Tasmania (Previously $50)
As remarkable as it sounds/seems, this label makes shiraz in Tasmania look easy. This is a top-notch wine in anyone's language. It's cool climate by nature but mostly it's exquisitely well polished. Peanuts, licorice, bright cherries, cloves and a wide assortments of spices. It all unfolds slowly, magically, inexorably. Quite mesmerising.
Plenty of sweet biscuity spices on offer in this rare Tasmanian shiraz, this has bright raspberry and red plum fruits on the nose, some musky florals and fine-ground peppery elements too. Good complexity. The palate delivers a really supple, even and juicy spread of fine juicy tannins, sweet raspberry fruit flavors, succulent and juicy. This is really seductive cool-climate shiraz, and some toasty oak spice lingers off the finish. Drink now.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 20% new): Deep ruby. An array of fresh red and blue fruits on the highly perfumed nose, with complicating suggestions of cola, potpourri and smoky minerals. Silky, seamless and spicy on the palate, offering sappy black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that tighten up on the back half. Shows wonderful clarity and energy on the strikingly persistent finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a hint of spicecake. (JR)
Velvety, ripe and peppery, with a distinct spicy note running through the plum and currant fruit, finishing with a fleshy texture and zippy balance. Drink now through 2021. 200 cases made.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium garnet-purple, the 2013 Mon Pere Shiraz exudes black pepper and cloves aromas over a core of black cherries, mulberries and plums. Medium-bodied, it gives plenty of freshly crushed black berry and pepper-laced flavors with a racy acid line and just enough rounded tannins, finishing very spicy. This is lovely cool-climate Shiraz! (LPB)