Smack me down [under] and make me a believer!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brand NameLyndoch Valley
Wine NameShiraz
Vintage (Year)2005
AVASouth Eastern Australia
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeSyrah/Shiraz
Wine GroupsLadykillers
Heaven in a Bottle
Lovely reds
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

Those crafty Aussie's are great with the Syrah grape, and truly being wiley rascals, they chose to call the grape Shiraz. Well, I have had this bottle in my rack for probably two years and since I wanted something to go with my wings, and I was out of white wine, I chose this (the wings were from Mad Mex and have garlic, cilantro and olive oil as their toppings).

And I was floored!! This wine is smooth as hell, and has some of the best berry finishes that you could find in a Cabernet. I am not going to go into all of the little subtle nuances, because to be honest, the garlic and cilantro can really overpower things, but this wine still holds it's own, being a very refreshing buddy during this lunch.

Probably one of the best things is that this is an '05 wine and I am now drinking it in '09. I would definitly recommend purchasing a case and maybe opening a bottle every couple of months. I think that this wine will definitely get better.


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