Rosemount Show Reserve Shiraz 1996

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

Item No. 7852
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine shows an intense, deep plum colour which appears almost opaque as it sits in the glass. The Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend enriches the aroma with berry fruit flavours and marries well with the complex earthy, dried meats and spice characters of Shiraz and a distinctive underlay of savoury toasty oak. On the palate, the densely textured fruit and firm tannin backbone reaffirms the wine's excellent depth and sustained richness. Blackberry and spicy plum flavours dominate the finish, complementing the dryness of tannins and cedary oak. The wine will reward cellaring and is expected to begin showing at its best early in the next century.

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Established in 1969 by Robert Oatley and family in Upper Hunter Valley, Rosemount Estate has grown to include vineyards in the Mudgee, Orange, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills regions, as well as the Upper Hunter Valley. Winemaker Philip Shaw works with the Oatleys. The company's best-known wines are the Roxburgh Chardonnay, Balmoral Syrah and Mountain Blue Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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 - 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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