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Miette Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013


Recommendation: Outstanding Australian Shiraz that’s a great value for the price.

Winery/Producer: Domain Jardin; Angaston, Australia.

Grape Variety: Shiraz.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Barossa Valley; South Australia.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $24.90 (AUS$) about $19.00 (US$) plus $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: Braised lamb shank with roasted root vegetables, creamed potato and broccoli served with a red wine sauce.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, deep dark purple color with a pink rim. Lots of sweaty horse, cherry and damp earth in the aroma. Intense, ripe red fruit that finishes bone dry, spicy and ever so slightly bitter at the very end. WOW, a real surprise and a terrific wine at this price (it’s approaching a quality wine at a bargain price rating). It’s SMOOTH and delicious drinking alone…we really didn’t need the dinner the wine was so good!!! But, with the lamb it was SUPER. Both the lamb and wine were excellent and resulted in a MEMORABLE combination. Outstanding Australian Shiraz that’s a great value for the price.

    She said: Very dark, opaque with lots of legs headed downward at a decent clip.The aroma had a distinct horsey scent followed by a red fruity taste with a hint of spice. Medium body, dry and with pleasant tannins that continued into the long finish. There was a hint of alcohol in the first sniff but it totally disappeared very quickly. The smoothness was outstanding and especially nice with the dryness. The wine was divine with the lamb! We could not ask for a better combination. They complemented each other and enhanced our enjoyment of both. A definite “Buy Again”. Delicious with the dinner, but I could have enjoyed it with nothing more than cheese and bread.

    Comments: Purchased in a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 9 339241 000625

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