Thomas Goss Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This wine has a long, soft and juicy palate and lush mouthfeel, bursting with blackberry, blueberry jam and liquorice. This
wine guarantees a true Australian Shiraz experience best enjoyed over the next 7 years.
"Deep crimson-purple; an archetypal McLaren Vale shiraz, stacked to the rafters with juicy blackberry fruit, dark chocolate, licorice and well-balanced and integrated ripe tannins, oak submerged in the fruit. Classy packaging a plus. Drink or cellar."
Australian Wine Companion
"Plush-textured and multi-layered, delivering a serious mouthful of blackberry, guava, cherry and black pepper flavors that persist into the expressive finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. Smart Buy"
"An old-fashioned, iron-fisted Shiraz made by Ben Riggs, this starts off black, brightening to warm red fruit in the finish. It feels substantial, melding savory notes of roots and herbs with sunny fruit. For a mutton chop."
Wine & Spirits
"Deep ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of cherry, cassis, licorice and smoked meat. Dense, fat and ripe, but with good lift to its black and blue fruit flavors. Finishes with sweet, harmonious tannins and lingering smokiness. This line-up of wines is made by Ben Riggs."
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Learn About Thomas Goss
One of the original McLaren Vale pioneers, Thomas Goss, his wife Mary and their children arrived in South Australia from Devonshire in 1849. After success in the Victorian gold fields he established an iconic farming property in McLaren Vale which is now home to some of the region"s leading vineyards. These wines are a tribute to Thomas Goss's contribution to our beloved...
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Learn About McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines.
In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...
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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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