Friday, March 19, 2010

Groom 2006 Bush Block Zinfandel (Australia)

Not the usual place you see Zinfandel being grown, which is what prompted me to buy this bottle in the first place, a whopping 12.99 in the state of Florida at a place called Wine World.  The guy behind the counter said it was a good wine, nothing earth shattering, he had tried it but "it did not stand out as something fantastic" he told me.  But I just had to try it for myself.  The nose was loaded with vanilla and spice; on the palate there was spiced-plum along with cinnamon-vanilla notes.  It lacked the fruitiness that I expect from my Zinfandels, it was still enjoyable to drink, it was just atypical, but then again it was a Zinfandel from Australia, how typical is that?

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