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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz 2003
Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 91940)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz is the ultimate expression of their winemakers' masterful skills, showcasing a blend of the finest parcels of fruit from selected South Australian vineyards. Made in extremely limited quantities from low yielding vines, Wolf Blass Platinum Label is, quite literally, the pick of the crop, a wine crafted to epitomize the best of vintage, variety and vineyard.

Wolf Blass Platinum Label 2003 Shiraz is deep purple in color. The lifted, fragrant nose shows spicy, ripe berry and dark chocolate characters. The palate is elegant, rich and concentrated, with complex layers of blackberry, freshly ground coffee and spice supported by integrated, smoky oak, a seamless, balanced structure and long, fine tannins.

Enjoy with rare-roasted eye filet of beef, venison or kangaroo.

"This wine's aromas may well draw you in, black and electric with mineral tension. Then the flavor delivers with sliver-thin layers of earthy complexity. This is a wine for the long haul, its gritty Barossa power restricted by French oak aging. The potential is there, as is the polish to decant it now for lamb. "
-Wines & Spirits

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About Wolf Blass:

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.