Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review: ***+ $ Nine Stones Shiraz, Barossa, Australia, 2008 = BEST VALUE

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Nine Stones Barossa Shiraz.

By way of background, opening thoughts:  Looks like we may have a classic Barossa shiraz here, at a value price.

Original tasting and review : This is Nine Stones Shiraz, Barossa, Australia, 2008, finished at 14% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep, muddy magenta, opaque from a half inch in from the edge.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows fresh and bold aromatics, with dusty blackberry compote as a primary note.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact layered and brightly aromatic ripe plums, rich blackberries and vanilla, in a deep and still bright package, not showing much of the six years of age.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a plus on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this an easy best value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Nine Stones Barossa Shiraz.

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