2005 Wolf Blass Shiraz Gold Label
This Shiraz is vibrant deep red in color with purple hues. The aromas exhibit blueberries, blackberries and dark plums overlaid with anise and smoky oak. Full, round and soft, this wine shows excellent depth across palate balanced by good acidity and fine long tannins. Pair this Shiraz with slow roasted lamb shanks with tomato relish and creamy pepper mashed potatoes.
International Wine CellarVivid ruby. Suave on the nose, with sexy oak-spiced raspberry and blackberry aromas complicated by dried violet and black tea. Youthfully firm but packed with sweet red and dark berry flavors framed by slightly dry tannins. Is this simply youthful? Sweetness builds on the long, spicy finish, which leaves a slightly bitter cherry impression behind. I'd check back on this in another year or two.
Vintage ChartRating for Australia-South Australia-Adelaide-Barossa: 96 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>