The Blind Tiger Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012
The Story Behind The Name
This vineyard was planted in the 1920's, a time of speakeasy clubs like The Blind Tiger that thrived during prohibition. Thankfully those times have past but other legacies, like this vineyard, remain.
A real crowd pleaser thanks to the generosity of fruit characters, fresh raspberries, cherry ripe and boysenberry pie. This wine, however, is anything but simple. The old vines deliver a second layer of flavours that add complexity and seriousness. Lightly ashen with suggestions of sarsaparilla and a strong woody note that runs through the core of the fruit. Dense and plush but supported by waves of dusty tannins flowing the entire length, adding chewiness to the texture. A fresh and juicy wine with a lovely element of earth and soot.