Mercer 2021 Nouveau Shiraz
A bouncy young Shiraz fermented and bottled early to capture the youth of the Hunter Valley. This delicate style
can be produced sustainably every year with a focus on purity of fruit and grape tannin rather than age and oak.
Medium bodied, ripe boysenberry, juicy sour cherry and peppery finish of good length.
Fresh face of Hunter Shiraz here, made, I suspect, more in the Beaujolais style. Then again, I know my claret from my Beaujolais. Meaty, spicy, violet perfume, ripe blackberry and boysenberry. Medium-bodied, ripe dark fruit, perfume and spicy game meat, silty Turkish coffee tannin, ripe raspberry acidity, juicy sour cherry and peppery finish of good length. Quite different, and pretty delicious. Recommended. Rated : 92 Points.