Wine tasting note: 1995 Viader Red

1995 Viader Red

9th Apr 1998 GBP19 USA Table Red

[Tasted Blind]
Opaque purple/red - deep red at rim.
Brooding nose of dense black fruits, tar and mushrooms.
Very full bodied, with ripe tannins and high acidity masked by stewed black fruit and a trace of cedar. Very young and thick with a long, long dry finish. Needs lots of time but will be superb in 5+ years.
[Big Oz Shiraz ? Oh the shame of it!]
The wine opened out dramatically with a bit of breathing - much bigger and softer than the notes suggest - could be drunk with pleasure now.

Wine Tasting: Fine wines - April