Passing Clouds Reserve Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Victoria, Australia

$30.00 $17.99
Save $12.01
Item No. 107655
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • ST92
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

Great balance, with plum, blackberry flavours followed by chocolaty vanilla oak. Best enjoyed with big rich meat dishes or simple cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Like the 2003, this is a big, no-holds-barred Shiraz. The 2005 is packed with cassis and blueberry fruit, framed by chocolate and vanilla notes and finishes with plenty of spicy complexity and some slightly rough tannins. Drink 2010–2020. A Top 100 Wines of 2008 Selection."
92 Points

"Inky ruby. Intensely aromatic bouquet of boysenberry, kirsch, Asian spices and musky underbrush. Round and fleshy, with deeply concentrated dark berry flavors, supple tannins and a slow-building smoked meat quality. Finishes with palate-staining length. Very impressive."
92 Points

"Opaque purple, it has a fragrant perfume of cedar, pepper, blueberry and blackberry. Full-bodied and supple-textured, on the palate the wine is nicely balanced with excellent depth, well-concealed tannin, and a 45-second finish. This elegant effort will evolve with another 4-6 years of bottle age."
91 Points

"Medium-bodied, well balanced and structured; a gentle array of black fruits with tannins and oak in the background, good length and will develop further in bottle."
91 Points

"Firm in texture, this full-bodied red has lively acidity balancing chewy plum and blackberry flavors. Hints at grapefruit peel as the finish lingers beautifully. Best after 2008. 650 cases imported."
90 Points

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Oh yeah! Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and enjoy this wonderful wine. Assertive and restrained at the same time. Yummy fruit flavor, smooth and easy to drink alone or with food. I wish I had bought more!!!
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Style: Big & Bold
If you like a full-bodied, juicy wine, this one will be a delight on your palate!
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ANGEL CUENTAS - Chula Vista, CA (read all my reviews)

Style: Smooth & Supple
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Learn About Passing Clouds Map ItMap It

It is often said that great wine is made in the vineyard, and this is a principle Passing Clouds adhere to. The intensity and individuality of the fruit is born from the locations it comes from, the absence (where possible) of irrigation and total care and attention to detail, this is an impossibility when machines are used for pruning and picking.

Several passes of each vine are made every year, ensuring there is no shading of fruit, the correct number of canes are selected and it is ensured that they are in the most beneficial position.

Learn About Victoria

From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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