Shiraz from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Available for as low as $7.99. Sample received courtesy DGB for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"This elegant, complex and alluring wine was made from outstanding quality grapes, vinified and nurtured with infinite care. Matured in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 12 months, this full-bodied wine displays typical Shiraz characteristics of dark berry fruit, clove and cinnamon spice.This is the third Douglas Green wine that I've reviewed, but the first red. Douglas Green also produces the excellent Beach House white blend that we enjoyed quite a bit this summer as well as a Steen (Chenin Blanc) that has been a very popular wine here on the blog. Let's see if the Shiraz can keep the winning streak going!
The 2009 Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Shiraz begins with loads of blackberry aromas plus some clove, plum and spice. The blackberry continues when tasting as we find lots of sweet and juicy berry flavor in this smooth and medium-bodied wine. There is just a little bit of spice. The medium-short finish lacks much of the signature Shiraz spice but is still good. Just like the other Douglas Green wines we've tried this is just a nice, mellow and easy to drink wine -- and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that!
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5
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