Rosemount Show Reserve Shiraz 2003
from South Australia, Australia
The Rosemount Show Reserve label is applied to wines that have been
identified as having particularly fine varietal and regional characteristics in
early vineyard and barrel assessments. These wines are then given
extended maturation in Rosemount's winery cellars before release.
The blending of wines from two or more individual viticultural regions to
achieve optimum quality has a long tradition in Australian winemaking. This
Show Reserve Shiraz brings together two of South Australia's most
distinctive wine regions, combining the spicy richness typical of McLaren
Vale with the superb depth of varietal fruit concentration from Langhorne
Color: Dark plum red with crimson tones.
Nose: A concentrated and powerful nose with notes of stewed
plum, anise, chocolate and spice. Oak maturation provides
a subtle, creamy vanilla background.
Palate: Rich and powerful on the palate with dark berry and plum
flavors developing more complex earthy, spiced tones.
Supple tannins and attractive oak flavors make for a long
and balanced finish. Delicious now, this wine will repay
Food matches: Ideally suited to beef, duck and
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