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2013 Shoofly Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Winery: Shoofly

Vintage: 2013

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Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: South Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $14

Cases produced: 7,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 15, 2016

Wine Review: This Shiraz is not for the faint of heart. It is big, bold, spicy, brick red in color and full bodied. You will want to decant this Shiraz for at least an hour or you should let it sit in your cellar for another year. This South Australian Shiraz opens with an intriguing bouquet of ripe blackberry, herbs, including tarragon, oak and plum notes. The bouquet carries through to the palate and includes blackberry, tannins, oak, herbs, spices and black pepper. Letting this wine decant manages the tannins and allows this wine to show at its best. The finish is juicy with slight tannins that linger nicely. I would pair this Shiraz with a nice juicy prime rib. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: Medium bright red color. On the nose, the 2013 Shiraz reveals aromas of lovely, bright sour cherry fruits and light Asian spices. The supple red fruits carry across to the clean, bright palate and give way to complex nutmeg, tamarind, earth and eucalypt notes. The long finish is lengthy and ends as bright and fresh as it begins.

Organic status: not organic

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