Posts tagged australia

St. Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2008, Barossa, Australia

So what do you get what you pay three times the price of a Little Penguin for an Aussie Shiraz? If you get the 2008 St. Hallett Blackwell Shiraz you get your money's worth. Where the the low-end shiraz are strong they seem unbridled and even falsely concentrated – this wine has the strength and control of an Olympic gymnast performing on the still rings. When I poured the wine and saw the dark colour, I was afraid that it would be more of concentrated low-end stuff. I was wrong. The wine was Read more [...]

Jacob’s Creek Shiraz 2008, Australia.

When I smelled and tasted this wine, music wasn't necessarily the first sound that came to mind. It was the sound of some guy named Jacob walking across some “creaky” wood flooring – the same kind of planks that barrels are made of and added into certain wines to give them that wood barrel taste. The back of the bottle quotes Jacob's Creek winemaker Philip Laffer's product description as “Plum, pepper and spicy fruit flavours with subtle toasted oak.” and the front of the bottle states Read more [...]
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