Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rosemount Estate, Diamond Label Shiraz'08, Australia

A rich dry wine from South-Eastern Australia. This wine is kind of reminiscent to me of an "old loved gloved" you put on your hand...Something dear you are glad to go back to once in a while, you'll understand what I mean exactly, when you'll try it, try it out and you'll adopt it!

Technical Data: 100% Shiraz, parcels of this wine were matured for 14 months in seasoned oak..

Description: Deep garnet red color with purple hues. The nose expresses aromas of black fruits and plum laced with bitter chocolate, black pepper and just a tiny hint of oak. A very rich fruits forward and soft palate for this full-bodied Shiraz loaded with blackberry and blackcurrant flavors backed up by cedary notes, black pepper, leather and oak. A bit herbal at the very end. Silky smooth tannins.

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

Score: 7/10.

Ageing Potential: up to 5-7 years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $12.99

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