Ahhh, it’s Friday. The end of a very hectic week for us. Both of us are extremely busy in our jobs at this time of the year. We started our cocktail hour with a martini made with Plymouth Gin and Martini & Rossi vermouth. Excellent!
Now, a glass of this delicious Waterstone Bridge Reserve Shiraz 2004 from Australia. When Tom blind-tasted this (I didn’t tell him which bottle I opened) he guessed that it was Australian (right!) and shiraz (yes!). Wow, he is really getting good at this!
The first thing I noticed about his wine is that the nose is gentle and pleasant. The aroma is not the least bit alcoholic, but pleasantly herbaceous. On the palate, a fruit-forward quaff with black cherries and pepper. Frankly, this is everything you should expect from a quality Shiraz. The quality I appreciate tonight is that, while it is not a tannic wine, it is also not syrupy sweet. A well-balanced wine. Cheers and happy Friday!