100% Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia. SRP $20 and available at that price.
Sample received courtesy Marquee Selections for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"You should know, this wine was made especially for you...someone who enjoys premium wines from unique regions, appreciates an artistic label, and actually reads what's written on the back. That's why we've introduced our Signature Series - to showcase sophisticated, artisan wines that are off the beaten path (but not one bit pretentious). By featuring vivid, original imagery from "down under" on our labels we've shown that life, like wine, isn't all about chateaux and castles.
The deep red raspberry base is spiced up with cloves and black currant before finishing with velvety plums and soft tannins.
The 2007 Marquee McLaren Vale Signature Shiraz begins with aromas of dark fruit, cedar, black licorice and a whole bunch of spice. The wine is medium-full bodied with an almost chewy texture. The taste is quite nice with blackberry, licorice, and spice flavors. On the finish the spice kicks in along with an underlying earthiness and some berry flavors. This wine is more about the spice than the fruit and is very good. A meaty wine that would be great with grilled meat.
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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