Thursday, November 6, 2008
DAVID BRUCE PETITE SIRAH 2005
The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: I have to admit that I found the first taste of this wine a bit weird. I was expecting this chocolate-covered boysenberry but found there to be some serious sun-dried tomato thing going on. I wasn't sure if it was actually off somehow. But after giving it a few minutes in the glass, all was well in PS land. The aromas morphed into a shadowy, red and black currant aroma mixed up with some black berry fruit and spice tones. On the palate, this was more of a kinder/gentler PS, expressing lots of elegance, rather than the usual dark, subversive stance most PS wines take. There was a lot of complexity, just a more refined, graceful demonstration of it. A really good PS, just a bit different than one would expect.