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Canterbury Liquors USD 10.99 1500ml

Black Swan Shiraz-Cabernet 2008

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Crafted with premium grapes selected from some of South Eastern Australia's finest wine growing regions, our Black Swan Shiraz boldly exhibits flavors of black cherry and peppery spice, blended in harmony to create an elegant, remarkably smooth wine. Medium-bodied in character, our Shiraz offers outstanding mouth feel in a very enjoyable wine. The finish delivers soft, balanced tannins and a hint of dark cherry fruit. Enjoy our Shiraz with pasta dishes and grilled meats.

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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-Cabernet

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
1.50 5
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


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3.00 5
10/16/2009

Cherry and raspberry aromas with a hint of oak. Flavors are super bright, an explosion of fruit flavors, mostly cherry and cherry cough syrup, cherry cola with a hint of spice.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.50 5
10/16/2009

Nice kind of chocolaty/coconut/buttery texture, but the flavors are strangely juxtaposed with the acids, so it doesn't feel cohesive to me.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
10/16/2009

blackberries, black plums, black currants= aromas of dark fruit. Very fruit forward on the palate with underlying tannins and a finish with cocoa. simple shiraz, no complexity.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
10/16/2009

Bright blueberry flavors on the nose, with just a tinge of licorice. Simple and fruity with blueberry flavors dominating. Blackberry flavors shine through as well. Very sugary and 'manufactured', but its a $10 wine, and does what it does well.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.50 5
08/10/2009

Berry, dark grape flavors on nose with delayed spice on tongue. Nice for $6. Would buy again.


5.00 5
04/20/2010

Finally, after years of searching, I have found a wine, an inexpensive one I might add, that I can truly enjoy without a sinus or migrane headache from added chemicals. Black Swan Shiraz 2008 has been with me at the symphony, cocktail parties, I've even got it into a snooty restaurant I was forced to go to and I knew they didn't have it. Right now, I am sipping my first glass of the evening. The fragrance, the color, the flavor are absolutely perfect. I got my yen for wine from my dad, who made his own. I will drink no other and drink nothing when it is not available. Truly, the finest wine I;ve ever experienced.


External Reviews for Black Swan Shiraz-Cabernet

External Review
05/18/2011

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


External Review
05/19/2011

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


External Review
05/19/2011

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



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Crafted with premium grapes selected from some of South Eastern Australia's finest wine growing regions, our Black Swan Shiraz boldly exhibits flavors of black cherry and peppery spice, blended in harmony to create an elegant, remarkably smooth wine. Medium-bodied in character, our Shiraz offers outstanding mouth feel in a very enjoyable wine. The finish delivers soft, balanced tannins and a hint of dark cherry fruit. Enjoy our Shiraz with pasta dishes and grilled meats.

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