2005 Nine Stones Shiraz Barossa Valley
Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
Wine Rating: 88
Wine Ministry – CTS DMin Happy Hour
Week 1, Thursday, Wine No. 2
This is a pretty typical Australian Shiraz from the Barossa Valley. The nose is huge with dark berries and plum with a bit of worn leather. In the mouth it is big, bold, and brash. It’s not refined. Rather, there are gobs of fruit flavors and big spices. Lots of ripe plum, dark strawberry, and grape jam flavors. Pepper and spicebox flavors emerge mid-palate. The finish is fairly tart and a bit hot. Big aromas and flavors, big alcohol, big tannins. We were looking for the textbook Aussie Shiraz and this provided a good sampling for us. It’s certainly a mouthful for $10!
$9.99 widely available