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339 Ratings
Layer Cake Shiraz
$11.97 USD
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Layer Cake

Varietal

Shiraz

Style

Red

Wine Description

Complex and textured well beyond what the modest price point would suggest, this is a full-on Shiraz, loaded with plum and black cherry fruit, and with enough tar, coffee and olive to retain your interest sip after sip. It's warm and velvety on the finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) South Australia is arguably one of the top shiraz-growing regions of the world. Within SA, the McLaren Vale and the Barossa are the most diverse and historic sub-regions with vines dating back to the 1830’s. The microclimates within these areas are what give Layer Cake Shiraz its complexity. For our Shiraz, we pull from vineyards in McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley; from the sandy soiled blocks on the sea coast of Gulf St. Vincent, to the Terra Rosa based, tiny-berried wind-blown rolling hills in the Barossa Zone. The microclimates give us a broad array of flavors to blend into a complex, rich, full wine.

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    Complex and textured well beyond what the modest price point would suggest, this is a full-on Shiraz, loaded with plum and black cherry fruit, and with enough tar, coffee and olive to retain your interest sip after sip. It's warm and velvety on the finish.

    about 5 years
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    Slightly dry with warm flavors of berry and spices on the nose. A full body wine with an excellent pairing opportunity, mellow body, and a very smooth finish. Amazing.

    almost 5 years
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    give several hours to breathe and open up. very young wine. really get a lot of structure in a couple hours after opening and the fruit settles down.

    about 5 years
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    almost sweet. lingering taste of berry. finishes quite clean, not like other shirazes that tend to be dry with too much tanin

    over 5 years
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    Heavy blackberry jam flavor. Very full bodied and smooth.

    about 5 years
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    quite good and smooth. the extra $7 or so dollars a bottle makes a difference.

    over 5 years
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    aaw

    dark, deep plum, black cherry, pepper(?!), long lingering harsh finish

    over 5 years
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    very drinkable Shiraz, especially when skiing in Colorado.

    over 5 years
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    Food fruity taste. Nice and even without any acidity.

    almost 6 years
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    I enjoyed this wine. will definitely have again.

    almost 5 years
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    good. about equal to razors edge but pricier

    over 5 years
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    not bad but way better deals are out there

    over 5 years
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    dark, spicy, long finish, big, enchiladas

    over 5 years
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    BUY Lots of plum and currant, not too dry

    almost 5 years
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    Tomato pasta sauce, bitter chocolate, dry

    over 5 years
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    not bad for the price, big & fruity!

    almost 5 years
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    big fruit balanced and powerful

    almost 6 years
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    Nov-2010, Dec-2010, Jan-2011

    almost 5 years
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    very bold fruity and chewy

    almost 6 years
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    Goes great with beef chili!

    over 5 years
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    Mocha chocolate fruit spice

    almost 6 years
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    Deep Mature Light Tanins

    over 5 years
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    dry full bodied

    over 5 years
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    Very fruity

    almost 6 years
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    excellent

    over 5 years
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    Too sweet

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. The name gives it away. This is a rich, superripe wine that emphasizes its plush texture, layering fig, blueberry, sweet oak and black pepper in a finish that lasts. A primary, drink-it-right-now wine to open near steaks and charcoal.