Posts Tagged Shiraz

2014 Wakefield St. Andrews Shiraz, Clare Valley

An opaque dark purple in the glass, lightening to a bright crimson at the rim. Scents of black pepper and eucalyptus lace fleshy mulberry, black plum, and blackberry fruit. Velvety on the palate, it fills the mouth with thick black berry fruits,... Read more

2015 Wakefield Estate Shiraz, Clare Valley

A deep purple/crimson in the glass. Initial scents of menthol and eucalyptus lead to deeper aromas and flavors of blackberries, pectin, earth, fleshy black plum, black licorice, and a note of cocoa powder. Medium-full in body, with sweet, dusty... Read more

2014 Wakefield Promised Land Shiraz, South Australia

Opaque crimson/purple in the glass. Aromas of eucalyptus-tinged red and black berry fruits follow through on the palate. It is medium in body, with moderate, fine-grained tannins that give it a sleek mouthfeel. Over several hours, it kept improving... Read more

2013 Wakefield Shiraz ‘St. Andrews,’ Clare Valley

Opaque crimson/black hue. The heady nose is full of mashed blackberries and black plums laced with black pepper, cedar, and roast coffee aromas. Full and mouth-coating, the distinctive Clare Valley fruit settles down to a more refined palate... Read more

2009 Elderton Shiraz, Barossa

Opaque black, lightening to translucent purple at the rim. Aromas of mint-laced cranberry sauce, boysenberry, and blueberry explode from the glass, followed by thick black licorice. It is lush in the mouth, superbly balanced, and continues to pump... Read more

2009 Peter Lehmann ‘Stonewall’ Shiraz, Barossa, Australia

The world of wine is not static; it’s ever evolving. Throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium, red wines from Australia had a justifiable reputation as “fruit bombs.” Now, however, the trend Down Under is toward a more elegant style,... Read more

2011 Peter Lehmann ‘Portrait’ Shiraz, Barossa, Australia

Nearly opaque dark ruby color. Open aromas of plum, briary blackberries, black pepper and menthol. In the mouth, the berry fruit moves to the blue spectrum, picking up a note of chocolate. The moderate tannins make this a wine that’s ready to... Read more

2010 d’Arenberg ‘The Garden of Extraordinary Delights’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale

From the Sand Hills sub-appellation in McLaren Vale. Nearly opaque purple/black in hue. Voluptuous scents of sweet blackberry, mulberry, and black plum join with a perfumed note of violets and eucalyptus. A palate-coating wine, it is velvety smooth... Read more

2010 d’Arenberg ‘The Jump Stump’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Nearly opaque red ruby color. The eucalyptus-tinged nose offers up crushed dark berries, tar, and vanilla. In the mouth, it seems lighter than the stated 14.5% alcohol, with the dark berry fruits taking on a tart edge. After mid-palate, some notes... Read more

2010 d’Arenberg ‘The Footbolt’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale

A century ago, Footbolt was the name of a racehorse owned by Joseph Rowe Osborn. The horse was a winner, and Osborn parlayed his earnings into the purchase of the first vineyards of what would become d’Arenberg. This red has an opaque... Read more