Grape Variety: Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: LCBO General List
Region: Barossa & McLaren Vale
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Wolf Blass
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
A good balance between the Rhone & Ausy style SGMs
Positives: This wine features integrated oak, vanilla, plums, tamarinds, blackcurrants, mint, sage, oregano, peppers (red, black & white), blueberry pie, shitake mushrooms, burnt rubber & leather on the finish. Full body with round tannins, good acidity & a fairly long length.
Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with roasted rack of lamb & mint sauce.
Interesting Point: Wolf Blass special edition Yellow Label is celebrating 30yrs in Canada.
Tasted: 11 January 2014
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4