Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Water Wheel Vineyards 2004 Memsie (Australia)
Back of the bottle say, "for immediate consumption" - I didn't read that till it was too late. But for a wine that was suppose to be consumed immediately this still had quite a bit of flavour. The nose was dried fruit, blackberries and a hint of chocolate liqueur (picked that up after an hour of being open) ... the taste was of dried blueberries with a nice spicy characteristic - though the alcohol heat was quite powerful, and noticeable, upon further examination of the bottle I saw it was indeed 14.8%. I also read that this wine was a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec - intereting combination indeed. Turned out it was not bad for a wine that was meant to consume quickly but still sat around for 4 years, till I got around to it.