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Black Swan Shiraz 2011

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Black Swan Vineyards:
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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
1.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/13/2012

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
1.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/20/2009

This smells rather light with a nice jammy blackberry tone and sweet cinnamon sugar top notes with a suggestion of dark flowers. This is quite acidic in the mouth, searingly so with a chemical quality to the acid that is off putting. The nice fruit is hiding behind the acid and it’s accompanying raw pine resin, cleaning solution tones. The finish still shows some of this balsamic resin, but with a nice red currant fruit tone as well. This is modestly spicy and the chemical tone does blow off but the acid is just out of whack. 82pts

Member Reviews for Black Swan Shiraz

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Snooth User: kevin230
3.00 5

Its like someone put butter, berries, and pepper in a blender. Very buttery red, but not unpleasant.

Snooth User: jkoneal
3.00 5

Three glasses

Snooth User: matthewjk
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/13/2011

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.

Snooth User: jbechert
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/31/2011

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

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Snooth User: Cheap Wine Critic
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/11/2011

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.

Snooth User: Odile53
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/19/2012

Fruity on the nose, astringent and acidy in the mouth and a real acidy aftertaste.

Snooth User: erzengel11
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/19/2012

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!

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External Reviews for Black Swan Shiraz

External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/28/2010

Very dark, almost purple color, with a nice medium body. Bold flavors of black cherry and dark berries, with the classic notes of pepper and spice. Soft tannins.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/17/2011

This smooth red is appealing for its ripe cherry and blueberry fruit, finishing with suppleness. Drink now through 2013.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/17/2011

Light and polished, with substantial berry and spice flavors, finishing with a lively tang of acidity. Drink now through 2006.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/17/2011

Value reds $20 and under .Tasted and recommended, but no tasting note given

External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/17/2011

Bright and crisp, with pretty cherry and licorice flavors. Drink now.

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