The color displays a deep crimson red.
On the nose intense aromas of rich dark berry and plums,
layered with underlying notes of fragrant
spice and chocolate, while on the palate, rich and round, with a full palate of bright
berry fruit and plums flavors along with
well-integrated oak, fine acidity, balanced
tannins and a long seamless finish.
This wine is enjoyable now but will benefit from four to six years
"Smooth and velvety, with dark berry, tobacco and licorice flavors coming together nicely as the finish rolls on. Offers depth and impeccable balance. Drink now through 2018."
"The 2008 Gold Label Shiraz has a very deep garnet-purple color and is intensely scented of blackberry and black cherry and whiffs of mint and chocolate. The palate is well structured with a high level of acidity and a medium level of fine grained tannins supporting the concentrated, full bodied fruit. The finish is long. Delicious now, it should keep to 2017+."
The Wine Advocate