Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
Color: Deep crimson.
Nose: Lifted dark berry and plum fruits with hints of anise and attractive cedary oak.
Palate: The full,round palate displays rich fruits flavours with excellent depth, balanced by fine acidity and long silky tannins.
Australian Wine Companion - "A super-generous, multi-layered shiraz which nonetheless avoids going over the top. Replete with supple black fruits, it has a long and well-balanced palate, oak and tannins just where they should be."
Wine Spectator - "Firm and chewy, offering a supple texture underneath the veneer of tannins, with smoky, wood-accented blackberry and currant flavors that linger on the polished finish. Best from 2011 through 2020. 2,000 cases imported."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 Shiraz Gold Label which was aged for 18 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. Purple-colored it offers up a nose of spice box, smoked meat, game, plum, and blueberry. Sweetly-fruited and easy-going on the palate, it has layered flavors, good depth and concentration, some elegance, and a lengthy finish. Give it 1-2 years to fully open and drink it from 2011 to 2019. "
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Wolf Blass Winery
Wolf Blass arrived in Australia's Barossa Valley at the age of 27, and has since developed one of Australia's premier wineries. Wolf Blass has been producing some of Australia's very best wines for over 30 years, receiving over 3,000 awards at international wine shows since 1966.
Produced from fruit grown in vineyards across southeast Australia, Wolf Blass winemakers produce wines of outstanding quality, character and consistency every year. View all Wolf Blass Wines
About Barossa ValleyView a map of Barossa Valley wineries
The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine industry. The valley is strewn with a series of hamlets, small towns spotted throughout the region.
Barossa ValleyBarossa is red-wine territory, with red grapes consisting of about two-thirds of the region's plantings. The reds, Shiraz in particular, are lauded for their rich, concentrated flavors and aging potential. Old vines of Shiraz and Grenache are popular, many up to 80 years old. The valley is home to some of the most famous vineyards of Australia - this is where the first Penfolds Grange was made. Whites are also found, mainly from the Semillon grape – these wines are as full-bodied as the reds although harder to find. Riesling and Chardonnay are also planted.
Eden ValleyRight next to Barossa Valley, but a bit higher in elevation, Eden Valley is an ideal neighbor. Many wineries source vineyards from both areas as the climate difference in Eden Valley leads to wines of a different character. Reds are still mainly Shiraz and Grenache, but the wines are often more restrained and less dense than those in the Barossa Valley. Whites are popular here too. Eden Valley Rieslings and Semillons are particularly excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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