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Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz 2008

Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

Price: $14.99
Item No. 110928
  • RP89
  • ST88
  • WS87
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A savory dusty aroma of liquorice and cocoa powder with ripe prune/plumy fruit aromas reflecting the very warm vintage. A lush, plump, soft and supple wine that seeps across the palate, with fleshy fruit notes of prunes and stewed cherries, and a dash of spice finishing with structured silky fine tannins and a soft warm finish.

Critical Acclaim

"This tasting of 2008 Hazard Hill Shiraz was a tank sample that was ready for bottling. It gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense aromas of spicy blackberry, blueberry and freshly crushed black pepper. It's quite peppery on the palate with a medium to full body, medium to high acidity and a medium level of velvety tannins, finishing long. It will be good for drinking 2011 to 2014+.
Range: 87-89"
89 Points

"Deep ruby. Spicy red berries and flowers on the nose, with a deeper cherry note in the background. Jammy raspberry and cherry flavors show good breadth and gentle spicy cut. Open-knit and ready to drink, leaving raspberry and white pepper notes behind on the juicy finish. "
88 Points

"The intense red offers a whoosh of raspberry and fresh red pepper flavors that rev up over the palate, finishing tightly packed. Drink now through 2016. 1,500 cases imported."
87 Points

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Learn About Plantagenet Map ItMap It

The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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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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