Clos du Bois Shiraz 2012
Our first wine ever. Drank it camping from plastic cups. Didn't really do it for me :-)
Three and a half glasses
Very nice, Smooth, fruity flavor
The wine has a very deep red color, reach and full body (not watery at all !) but it is too dry for a Merlot to my personal taste. It is a good quality wine at a good price overall. It is just not for me.
Excellent choice. A great value!
External Reviews for Clos du Bois Shiraz
Deep ruby red in color. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, mocha, and lightly toasted oak. The wine has a rich texture with concentrated black cherry fruit and notes of mocha and dark chocolate. - Winery Composition: 87% Merlot 8% Malbec 5% Petit Verdot AGING: French, Eastern European, and American oak (35% new) ACID/pH: 5.8g/L / 3.563 RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.8g/L ALCOHOL: 13.5%
The soulful notes of currant, tobacco and chocolate in our deep ruby Merlot precede a velvety drinkability. Lushly intense, the wine reveals layers of red cherry, plum, raspberry, strawberry and violet.
Supple and elegant, with plum, vanilla and smoky oak, and just enough complexity and ripe tannins to keep it sailing toward a solid finish.
Aromas of raspberry and cherry with a touch of sweet tobacco and toasted oak. Rich flavors of bright blueberry and black cherry. Pair with chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie or lasagna.
Bold and full-flavored with lots of chocolaty oak notes on top of the classic black berry flavors. Always dependable for quality and value.
Following its deep ruby-red color, this velvety Merlot imparts aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and sweet tobacco with a hint of oak spice. The blackberry, black cherry, and chocolate flavors are well balanced and concentrated. The rich finish is highlighted by long, supple tannins. - WineryVARIETAL COMPOSITION:94% Merlot2% Cabernet Sauvignon2% Petit Verdot1% Malbec1% Other RedsAGING: French, American, and Eastern European Oak (49% new)ACID/pH: 5.75g/L / 3.75RESIDUAL SUGAR: DryALCOHOL: 13.5%
Following its deep ruby-red color, this bright, fruit-forward Merlot has an inviting nose of black cherry, blackberry, violet, mocha, red currant, ripe plum, spice, cedar and sweet tobacco. A mouthful of velvety texture follows, with a good concentration of flavors, including black cherry and chocolate with subtle spicy notes from the oak. The rich finish is highlighted by long, supple tannins. - WineryWinemaker: Gary SittonVarietal Composition:90% Merlot4% Malbec4% Petit Verdot2% Cabernet SauvignonAppellation: North CoastAcid / pH: 5.6g/L / 3.52Residual Sugar: DryAlcohol: 13.5%Bottled: November 2011 ** SOLD OUT **
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