tortoise creek shiraz – from the wine virgin

Tortoise Creek Shiraz was probably one of my favorites of the night. The smell was exquisite. I told someone at the table that “I don’t want to stop smelling this wine.” The smell was incredibly deep, rich and sweet. It was a deep plum or blackberry smell. I’ve had some other Syrah/Shiraz from France and they also seem to have a deep, rich smell.

This smell followed through in the taste, but the taste did not quite match the scent in terms of how good it was – I could smell this wine all day. The spicy orzo salad made the flavors explode on the tongue. It was quite an enjoyable sensation. But there was something unique about this wine in the way that it finished. Even though the flavors were jumping around, it all pulled back together at the end – with or without the orzo salad. This wine was very enjoyable, and I hope to be purchasing a bottle in the future.


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