Cost: $15.95 ($13.95 until 1 Apr 12)
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Category: Red Wine
Appellation: LCBO General List
Region: Southeastern Australia
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Rosemount Estate Pty
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Description: Deep dark ruby to purple in colour with a medium+ intensity on the nose.
Positives: Not your typical jammy notes that you would find in a lot of Australian Shiraz at this price. Notes of cedar, plum, nectarines, blackberry, white & black pepper, blackcurrants, tamarind, mocha & some fried bacon. Medium to medium+ in body with medium tannins, good acidity & long length.
Negatives: There’s some heat here, which tells me that the true alcohol maybe more than 13.5%.
Interesting Points: Rosemount Diamond Label Shiraz is consistently good, and you can find it on sale a couple of times a year.
Drink now or in the next 2-3 years on its own or pair it with prime rib.
Tasted: 17 Mar 12
Score: 8.5+, Value: 9.5 (10/10 on sale), Total: 18.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4