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Banrock Shiraz 2008

Member Review by BearBryant:

Yes, it's plonk. And yes, I shouldn't like it nearly as much as I do. It represents the best in low-end Aussie shiraz: fruit, fruit, fruit and more fruit. And what fruit it is! Exuberant berries, fleshy plum, and a bit of oak (doubtless chips, or possibly even extract) to give it structure. Easy-drinking and pleasant. Hard to argue with at the price...no one would ever mistake this for a great wine, but sometimes even wine writers (!) don't want to drink great wine. This is an obliging, friendly wine.

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Banrock Station:
At Banrock Station we have created the perfect environment for some of the world’s classic grape varieties. Our flavoursome, easy-drinking wines of true fruit character appeal to palates the world over. Every one of them comes with the added satisfaction of helping us help the earth. Our philosophy is to provide approachable, quality, value for money Australian wines of distinctive charact... Read more
At Banrock Station we have created the perfect environment for some of the world’s classic grape varieties. Our flavoursome, easy-drinking wines of true fruit character appeal to palates the world over. Every one of them comes with the added satisfaction of helping us help the earth. Our philosophy is to provide approachable, quality, value for money Australian wines of distinctive character, that consistently provide the perfect balance of flavour and integrity. Banrock Station wines typify everything that is uniquely Australian: bold, generous and full of flavour with varietal integrity. Read less

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Snooth User: BearBryant
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4.00 5
07/11/2010

Yes, it's plonk. And yes, I shouldn't like it nearly as much as I do. It represents the best in low-end Aussie shiraz: fruit, fruit, fruit and more fruit. And what fruit it is! Exuberant berries, fleshy plum, and a bit of oak (doubtless chips, or possibly even extract) to give it structure. Easy-drinking and pleasant. Hard to argue with at the price...no one would ever mistake this for a great wine, but sometimes even wine writers (!) don't want to drink great wine. This is an obliging, friendly wine.


Snooth User: drtomrhoads
63049381
3.00 5
02/07/2011

Fruity, full and inexpensive. Great for every night with dinner. Be sure to let it breathe some.


Snooth User: egockel
26477915
2.00 5
10/31/2009

Two glasses


External Reviews for Banrock Shiraz

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

An interesting spiciness adds interest, keeping this round, accessible wine from being just another bottle. The dark fruit shows tobacco, cumin, anise and red pepper notes. It's soft, not fat, on the palate, and goes down easy with a tangy pepper-licorice close.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Fresh ripe fruit flavors are enhanced by lifted pepper and soft integrated oak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Though the alcohol pokes out a bit in this wine, it's still a good, value-packed sipper. On the palate, it's all about chewy plum and blackberry fruit. The nose offers black pepper, chocolate and coconut aromas.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Has some intensity and chewy texture to the tar and blackberry flavors, lingering gently. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Polished, soft and appealing for its berry and earthy spice flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

On the light side, with crisp red berry flavors mingling with spice and herb notes through the finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Soft and appealing for its effusive berry and plum fruit, lingering gently on the round finish. Drink now.



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