Is there something I can look for in a tasting note to avoid a certain "sweetness" in red wines typically in the finish? I like Syrah and my wife likes it a lot. But she tends to like a few Australian shirazes that have a certain "sweetness" in the finish. But I haven't been able to find anything in particular in the tasting note to warn me this is coming. When folks refer to "jammy" is that the word?
The particular shirazes are Pirramimma and Shotfire Ridge. I was happy with the Shotfire Ridge 2005 because the first couple of bottles I tried didn't have this, but the latest one did. I really like these wines but that little taste at the end I could do without.
And will it lose this with age?