Plantagenet Omrah Shiraz 2009
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
A dense yet supple harmonious wine palate. Lovely plush tannins, rounded texture with bright plumy, cherry fruit flavors and a clean finish with hallmark spicy lingering flavors. Subtle oak characters impart a sweet, vanilla chocolate note.
Wine Spectator - "Distinctive for a salty edge to the spicy black currant and blueberry flavors, balanced against refreshing acidity and supple tannins. Finishes with savor."
International Wine Cellar - "Saturated ruby. Black and blue fruits on the nose and palate, with cracked pepper and allspice nuances adding complexity. Becomes more floral with air and shows no rough edges. A sappy, seamless wine that offers very good intensity and strong finishing punch."
Wine & Spirits - "A fragrant and zesty shiraz, this has the scent of crushed green peppercorns and the stark beauty of flowers growing directly out of rock. Its red fruit lasts with an earthy tension, the wine approachable now and over the next several years. For grilled lamb."
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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. View all Plantagenet Wines
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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- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in Australia.
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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3 ratings, 3 with reviewsAnie - Bay Shore, NY34/25/2013
A smooth and balanced wine. Finishes with a punch. Would recommend.Joey A - Baldwin, NY34/25/2013
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nice and smoothNiCkItA - Copiague, NY34/25/2013
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Smooth red wine that may pair well with any beef dish. Doesn't leave a strong after taste and seems like a great wine to have when you invite company over.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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