100% Shiraz from South Australia.
Available for $12.99 at Costco. Sample received courtesy the winemaker for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"This opulent Shiraz displays intense ripe plum, black cherry and mulberry flavors with hints of chocolate, pepper and spice.
The richly concentrated flavors are complemented by superb oak integration, great depth and complexity thanks to meticulous fruit selection, picking grapes at their peak ripeness, gentle handling and extended maturation in French and American oak barrels. While this wine will reward medium to long term cellaring, it is also ready to be enjoyed now. This wine is an ideal accompaniment to scotch fillet with herb butter, succulent slow-roasted lamb shanks and braised beef cheek with seasonal vegetables.
I'm not sure why but the fall season screams out for Shiraz for me. Maybe it's the peppery spice or the dark fruit flavors, but it really just seems to match the season. It just so happens that I've reviewed some really nice Shiraz lately likeThe Love Grass from d'Arenberg featuring a touch of bacon. Or the Boschendal 1685 from South Africa with its fab finish. And don't forget the Marquee Signature Shiraz that makes you want to squeeze in one more night of grilling before the weather changes. Today we have another Shiraz from Australia (like the Love Grass and Marquee) and judging by all the awards on this bottle it certainly seems as if we might have another good wine on our hands. Let's find out.
The 2005 George Wyndham Founder's Reserve Shiraz has a nice aromatic nose of blackberry and blueberry plus some spice and vanilla. The wine has a succulent taste with lots of dark fruit flavors and a good silky texture. The finish features great fruit flavor and the signature burst of spice. Just another really nice tasting Shiraz from Australia and a great value.
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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