Black Swan Shiraz 2010
Jammy on the nose, with plenty of black pepper but this smells of sweet black fruit and toasty marshmallow. Sweet and round on entry with bright acids lending this a slightly metallic feel. Simple on entry, with little follow through this is fairly well made if not very distinctive. 78ptsAdd winemaker's notes
Black Swan Vineyards are named for Australia's black swan. One-of-a-kind. True beauty inside and out. An independent spirit befitting those that enjoy our wine. Created from premium grapes from Australia’s premiere South Eastern region, Black Swan is the perfect pairing with fine fare, friends or even take-out. So enjoy the wine. Ruffle your feathers and join the flock.
Editorial Reviews for Black Swan Shiraz
Jammy on the nose, with plenty of black pepper but this smells of sweet black fruit and toasty marshmallow. Sweet and round on entry with bright acids lending this a slightly metallic feel. Simple on entry, with little follow through this is fairly well made if not very distinctive. 78pts
I'm coming from the world of rating beer, so this is a little different. Dark fruit, astringent, and not all together pleasant experience. Nice value, but I'll pass for now.
The Black Swan Shiraz (2010) becomes more enjoyable with some air. I like Australian Shiraz in general and this wine offers nice flavors with some complexity. I think it is a pretty good bargain at $6.99. 87pts
This wine is pretty bad, but definitely worth the cost for the mini bottles! The 2010 Black Swan Shiraz tastes like cheap red wine - artificially sweet, acidic, and bitter with no depth and a harsh but thankfully brief finish that leaves you wincing. However, the 187.5ml bottles are great for storing leftover wine and are easily worth $10 for a four pack.
Fruity on the nose, astringent and acidy in the mouth and a real acidy aftertaste.
Even better of what I had expected. I wanted to try a Shiraz and it was a really good choice. Tasty, rich in flavor, kind of sweet in the beginning but it quickly fades and leaves the wine in the mouth. Really enjoyed it, I will surely get one bottle for my reserve!
I like it, but could never love it. The acids are a bit off putting as some have mentioned, I didn't taste much of the "peppery spice" that is advertised, and the buttery notes linger- but for the price ($5-$6 locally) it's a good value for casual dinners with friends. Let it sit for a while. The taste improves significantly.
External Reviews for Black Swan Shiraz
This smooth red is appealing for its ripe cherry and blueberry fruit, finishing with suppleness. Drink now through 2013.
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