The Line Up of Aussie Shiraz
I know there are no New Zealand Wines here but I enjoyed this tasting so much.
Thanks to Braddon for putting together such a great line-up at Riccarton Liquorland on Wednesday night; 9 fantastic Australian Shiraz from across the best regions for this particular variety. All were big Auzzie shiraz as expected with masses of fruit intensity, fab oak influence, big tannins some softened and some gritty and overall an excellent representation of the quality of Shiraz available locally.
Wines tasted in order with (RRP NZ$) are available from Liquorland Riccarton in Christchurch.
Wolf Blass “Gold Label” Barossa Shiraz 2009 ($25)
Tempus Two Barossa Shiraz 2008 ($40)
St Hallett Blackwell Barossa Shiraz 2008 ($40)
Serafino “Sharktooth” McLaren Vale Shiraz 2008 ($50)
The Willows Barossa Shiraz 2008 ($33)
D’Arenberg “The Dead Arm” Shiraz 2008 ($70)
Annie’s Lane Clare Valley Shiraz 2008 ($60)
Rosemount Balmoral Syrah 2008 ($60)
Seppelt “St Peters” Grampians Shiraz 2008 ($60)