Henschke's Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Wolf Blass, Gold Label Shiraz (2006)

Barossa Valley, South Australia
15.5%, screwcap, non organic, RRP $25


Deep purple. A bouquet of berries, currants and sweet oak. The bouquet was played out on the palate, which was packed full with juicy fruit with smoky oak in support. I could detect very ripe (some might say over ripe) fruit in the mix (hence the very high alcohol). I thought that the vibrancy and freshness of that fruit was adequate and balanced with the tannins and a nice acid finish. That said, I have had other bottles of this wine that didn't quite pull it off. Judged on this bottle alone - 94, but on average - 92.

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