Tag: Shiraz

Jasper Hill Vineyards Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz 2006, Australia

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy brick rim.

On the nose, currants, plums, light wood, vanilla, spices, wet leaves, forest floor, pencil lead, vinaigrette, leather and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and elegant with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, oak, red currants, vanilla, licorice, earth, eucalyptus, vinaigrette, leather, dark chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very nice aged Shiraz from Australia. Not fully balanced anymore, but showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Showing a nice tangy ending, which would pair well with food.

Interesting and enjoyable, although this was probably better a couple of years ago.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Thank you, Scott for sharing.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$75.

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Tussock Jumper Shiraz Grenache Viognier 2016, South Africa

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, strawberries, red currants, plums, light oak, spices, light vanilla, earth, licorice, graphite, black pepper, light vegetables and dark coffee.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, wood, licorice, spices, pencil lead, black pepper, leather and earth.

Short finish with fine tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a simple Shiraz from South Africa. Tangy, easy drinking and better with food. Has high alcohol, but not noticeable. Feels like a light, fruity Côte du Rhône red.

Better after an hour of opening up in a decanter. Good by itself and better with food.

I paired it with cheeses, crackers and almonds.

A blend of 95% Shiraz, 3% Grenache and 2% Viognier. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$12.

Kuleto Estate India Ink Napa Valley Red Blend 2015, California

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of sweet cherries, dried fruits, coffee, vanilla, wood, plums, metals, milk chocolates, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette, bitter greens, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium finish with full tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Napa Petite Sirah /Malbec blend is very enjoyable. Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity too.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Will be better in a year or two, but already enjoyable even by itself.

A blend of 60% Petite Sirah, 20% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Zinfandel and 3% Syrah.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

Shingleback Wines Davey Family D Block Shiraz Reserve 2012 McLaren Vale, Australia

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

On the nose, black currants, plums, sour cherries, oak, cloves, light vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, spices, earth and cola.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, graphite, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 6 year old, Australian Shiraz, is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Big and rich.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show tannins and complexity.

Peaking now and would be nice in the next few years. (Became tart after 4 hours of airtime).

I paired it with cheeses, olives and light appetizers.

Aged in French and American oak barrels.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$50.

Layer Cake One Hundred Percent Hand Crafted Shiraz 2015, Australia

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of black currants, black plums, cooked figs, oak, licorice, vanilla, cloves, earth, coffee, dark chocolates, Light alcohol and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with black plums, cooked cherries, black currants, blackberries, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco and earth.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Australian Shiraz surprised me. Drinking very nicely now as a three year old, with nice balance and nice complexity. Spicy with lots of chocolate and coffee notes. Very yummy.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes), and shows some tannins.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.

Binyamina Winery Diamond Yahalom Dry Red 2014, Israel

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, earth, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf and vegetables.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, black tea, vegetables and graphite.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is an earthy Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Israel. Not fully balanced and bitter, with a nice mouthfeel.

I expected more out of this 4 year old, but it was still nice. Might be in the dumb phase, and need a few years to mature.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Shiraz and 10% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Kosher and vegan.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$40.

Columbia Winery Columbia Valley Red Blend 2016, Washington State

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, plums, licorice, light oak, vanilla, spices, leather, earth, smoke, vegetables, bitter herbs, fresh parsley and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, cloves, vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, cocoa, spices, espresso, cola, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is an above-average Red Blend from Columbia Valley in Washington State. Well-balanced with nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).

A good everyday wine. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with soft and hard cheeses.

A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$15.