Sunday, 10 November 2013

Drinking Tonight - 2009 Yalumba FDR1A

After yesterdays tasting dinner, my body needed a few hours recovery...

But as this day went by my spirits returned and I made some home made burgers for dinner and thought I would open something completely different this night.

In 1974, Yalumba created a Shiraz/Cabernet blend that were given a really sexy name... - FDR1A - short for Fine Dry Red 1A. This night it was time for the 35 year younger version.

2009 Yalumba FDR1A
A big, voluptuous, sweet nose with lots of jammy blackberries, black cherries, red licorice, eucalyptus, dark chocolate and tapenade. Deep, big and brawny. Very good. Calm down a bit with air but this is something of a brute, but a nice one at that...
The taste is big, intense and mouth filling with notes of vanilla infused cherry pie, dark chocolate, licorice, balsa wood and some cigar ashes. The finish is long and full of extract, power and alcohol, but it keeps in nicely in check. With the moist burgers it was a nice match.
89p   (tasted 2013/11)

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