- Feb 21, 2013
A great late autumn day here is SYD, cool in the shade and nice in the sun out of the wind. A 2012 Fifth Leg Whippersnapper Shiraz is in the decanter today. No Dan's pricing, Epiqure has it for $20. The match programme says "Ripe medium bodied. A core of fleshy red cherry and dark liquorice fruit are wrapped in chewey ripe tannins bringing fullness, texture and great flavour."
Red fruit on the nose and savoury meaty notes are present as per the aroma notes on Epiqure. Tasting plenty of cherry and it's improved after quite a few hours in the decanter, on initial tasting it didn't have much going on. Not a great tasting wine - $12 for me.