Creative New Release from Parker
Bengalee Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley
A beautiful creation packed with all gods’ goodness as expressed in the rich, ripe, flavours of Shiraz when grown in the Barossa Valley.
The Barossa is special region being at the right latitude, at the best height above sea level, towards the edge of a vast continent but with a dampened ocean influence, while positioned on a vast continent which generates ample summer heat and all of this produces the magic which brings out the expressive ripeness of Shiraz in a way that no other region manages.
At its best these wines display a mid palate silky, ripe ‘fruit sweetness’ which is wonderfully appealing. At times fashion sweeps across the world of wine and many express silly opinions about wines being too alcoholic or showing cooked, plummy or prune like, jammy characters, implying that to enjoy then is so wrong.
I recall a grand meal in a Cambridge college on a bitterly cold evening in a room that needed more heat and I can say the great name Bordeaux did not shine while the Barossa Shiraz was so right. Ignore opinion and buy good wines that you will enjoy drinking and you have most puzzles solved.