SRP of $20 and available for as low as $16. Sample received courtesy Old Bridge Cellars for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Excellent winter and early spring rains recharged the soil profile for the dry summer season. Spring was generally mild and sunny with summer being fine, warm and sunny with few hot days. The red vineyards were harvested through late March and early April, the long sunny warm days producing fruit of great intensity and flavour.
The Siblings label is designed to celebrate the second generation in the management of this family business.
Today’s wine is the third Australian Shiraz we’ve reviewed in just the last couple weeks:
- Eden Road The Long Road Gundagai Shiraz 2010 – One More Reason to Love Syrah/Shiraz
- Yalumba The Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2010 – You’ll Like It
The reason for this mini-blitz? It’s quite simple: a bit of cool weather put me in the mood for my go-to variety for Fall. The fruit and spice combination of a good Shiraz (or Syrah) just can’t be beat this time of year.
The 2008 Leeuwin Estate Siblings Margaret River Shiraz begins with aromas of blackberry, lots of vanilla, nutmeg and even some mocha notes. Tasting this medium-bodied wine reveals it to be easy to drink with smooth tannins. Blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and a good dose of black pepper are the primary flavors. On the finish some light oaky notes come to the front along with more fruit and spice. Give this wine some time to breath and it is quite delicious!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 7.3
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