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2012 Nine Stones Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Barossa"

Winery: Nine Stones

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barossa"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $14

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 2, 2016

Wine Review: This bright ruby colored Shiraz from Barossa is a very good value. It opens with a dark chocolate and red raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a mineral infused black plum with notes of oak and black pepper. I also detected hints of licorice. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well managed. This Shiraz would be a very good pairing for a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark berry colored with purple hues. An intensely aromatic wine with a fragrance of blackberries, dark cherries and chocolate, with cedar and a hint of clove. Multi-layered sweet fruit flavours with powerful yet supple tannins; full middle palate, and a long satisfying finish. Serve with stews or red meats.

Organic status: not organic

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