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Six Hats Shiraz 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Oddly herbal in a composty and medicinal king of way, I find this to be unusual but attractive in its complexity and like the other South African Syrah in this tasting this is showing a distinctive character that is very possibly distinctive South African terroir. Or a dollop of Pinotage added to the blend. A touch candied with some vanilla nuance and a bit of tobacco emerging with air, along with black pepper notes that help to highlight the plummy, black currant fruit here. A bit thick on entry, though with pretty good clarity in the mouth, this is a rather solid wine in the mouth, seamless if a bit shapeless. there’s attractive cherry and boysenberry fruit on the palate framed with very subtle vanilla and black pepper notes that lead to a fresh finish that shows good nervous energy and lingering black currant, plum, and gently spicy flavors. Distinctive, easy to drink, but not at all facile. 88pts

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Region: South Africa
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Editorial Reviews for Six Hats Shiraz

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,887
3.50 5
04/07/2014

Oddly herbal in a composty and medicinal king of way, I find this to be unusual but attractive in its complexity and like the other South African Syrah in this tasting this is showing a distinctive character that is very possibly distinctive South African terroir. Or a dollop of Pinotage added to the blend. A touch candied with some vanilla nuance and a bit of tobacco emerging with air, along with black pepper notes that help to highlight the plummy, black currant fruit here. A bit thick on entry, though with pretty good clarity in the mouth, this is a rather solid wine in the mouth, seamless if a bit shapeless. there’s attractive cherry and boysenberry fruit on the palate framed with very subtle vanilla and black pepper notes that lead to a fresh finish that shows good nervous energy and lingering black currant, plum, and gently spicy flavors. Distinctive, easy to drink, but not at all facile. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,887
4.40 5
04/07/2014

Four and a half glasses



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