Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rosemount Estate, Diamond Label Shiraz Cabernet'09, Australia

An affordable and quite surprising blend, uniting two full of characters and bold grapes for a full bodied and dry wine from South-Eastern Australia.

Technical Data: 60% Shiraz blended with 40% of Cabernet Sauvignon, small parcels of this wine were matured with oak for 9 months total.

Description: Deep ruby red color with purple hues. An intense nose with black fruits aromas and ripe plum intertwined with roasted coffee and spices. Quite a supple mouth. Full bodied wine, rich in flavors, ripe plum, black cherries, some spices and cedary notes, a slight touch of dark chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee. Smooth velvety tannins for a extremely smooth palate. good length on the finish.

Food Pairing & Service: Personally I would match this wine with "hearty" dishes.

Score: 7/10.

Ageing Potential: This wine should be drunk in its youth.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $12.99

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