2007 SCHIST ROCK Shiraz T-M

Postby Garagiste » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:39 am

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Re: 2007 SCHIST ROCK Shiraz T-M

Postby egath » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:16 pm

Thick, strangely viscous, totally lacking tannins or acid, no nose at all, almost sweet, but a nice flavor.
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Re: 2007 SCHIST ROCK Shiraz T-M

Postby RobFrost » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:19 pm

Consumed on 11/27/2008, and rated 88 points. I brought this, and 3 other wines, to a Thanksgiving dinner party. My tasting notes:

Decanted 4 hours. This is the youngest wine of the bunch, and even with a 4 hour decant, is showing it's youth. Very pretty bouquet of strawberries and vanilla. Lots of oak...picking splinters out of my tongue. Needs a year or two to integrate. Big sweet fruit, big oak, big acid, but not too tannic. My least favorite of the group.
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Re: 2007 SCHIST ROCK Shiraz T-M

Postby Jon » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:18 pm

I need to try a bottle of this and will report back - it should not be showing oak in this fashion.

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Re: 2007 SCHIST ROCK Shiraz T-M

Postby dbp » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:52 am

I found the 2006 to show a bit of oak, but I don't get any with the 2007. Australian Shiraz is probably my least favorite "popular" wine, and this one was pretty nice last night.

  • 2007 Torzi Matthews Shiraz "Schist Rock" - Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Eden Valley (3/23/2009)
    In glass 45 minutes. Nose shows savage meat aromas, coupled with blackberry, briar, tar, and more blackberry. As this is open longer the meat aromas are giving way to more fruit. Smells ripe, but not over the top. Candied blackberry, beef stock, tar, and chalk powder dominate the mouthfeel, which is rich but doesn't feel extracted. Fuller still on the finish, showing heavy dark berry salad surrounded by cream. Still wouldn't mistake this for anything other than Australia, but it's definitely restrained. The nose is really quite nice, the palate drops off a bit, and the finish is the least interesting. Like the 2006, this is very good for Australia, which I usually dislike. The edge definitely goes to this wine, though. (89 pts.)

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Re: 2007 SCHIST ROCK Shiraz T-M

Postby Peter » Wed May 25, 2011 6:37 pm

Least favorite Garagiste wine ever. Dreadful. Heavy, woody, meaty, vinegary. Just plain awful.
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