On Sunday night we uncorked a bottle of 2002 Shiraz from Victorian producers, Dalwhinnie, which are located in the Grampians region. We’ve previously reviewed Dalwhinne wines, for example the 2001 vintage Shiraz.
We first tasted the 2002 Moonambel Shiraz over dinner in Melbourne back in 2008 at a tidy establishment in the Melbourne CBD called ‘The Deanery’. It was a splendid compliment to our meal back then, and the same vintage served over the weekend performed as admirably, perhaps even better.
Served alongside a healthy serving of roast lamb accompanied by roasted potatoes and vegetables, the wine was decanted for half an hour in a Riedel decanter and served in Riedel Vinum ‘Extreme’ Shiraz glasses.
The wine displayed a light bouquet, possibly requiring a bit longer to decant. The colour was a very, very dark purple/red (as you can see from the photos) and the wine itself was quite polished and tasted of hints of cloves, berries and a slight twist of chocolate. A very nice compliment to the lean lamb which was cooked to perfection.