02/11/03 – Trentham (Australia) Murphy’s Shiraz 2001

Trentham (Australia) Murphy’s Shiraz 2001
I’ve been really impressed by Trentham’s wines over the past few years, from their gorgeous Noble Taminga dessert wine, to their wonderfully full-on, buttery estate Chardonnay, which tastes like it costs a fiver more than it actually does. And this is another beauty of a wine representing fantastic value – especially with the exclusive offer for wine-pages visitors (below). The nose is deep, soft, and solidly packed with damson plums and pepper. There’s a background of tobacco and woodsmoke, leading on to a palate brimming with mulberry and plum and hints of chocolate and cedar. Acidity is quite generous and reined-back, but there’s a spine of tannin that gives this backbone. A fabulous wine that punches way above its weight. £5.79 greatgrog