2010 Oliverhill Winery Red Silk McLaren Vale Shiraz


I found this Australian Shiraz the other day with a very catchy label like many other Australian wines do. It has a point rating of 91 from Robert Parker and although I don’t really seem to think that one person’s review means a lot it is generally an ok sign. Wine is a very personal taste so I tend to go more on what I taste than anything.

Anyhow, I just finished tasting it and came up with a conclusion…

The legs (viscosity) were medium.

The color is purple with a ruby rim.

The nose has aromas of black cherry, black currant, blackberries, violets, bayleaf and a slight hint of vanilla bean and hence the presence of some oak.

On the palate, black cherry, black currant, blackberries, slight vanilla bean, oak, white pepper and tobacco.

This wine’s intensity is on a scale of medium plus with a medium plus alcohol level.

The finish is long with medium tannins and acidity.

As you can tell, there’s a lot going on here in this wine!

Pairs really well with smoked barbeque ribs or rosemary leg of lamb. For $13.99, it’s definitely one to try!

Categories: Reds

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