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Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2015

Member Review by RandyFisher:

The 2014 is a bit more fruity than previous vintages which hurts the balance some but really drinkable wine.

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Layer Cake:
  Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult California label Hundred Acre. The idea for the wine stemmed from nostalgic memories of Woodbridge’s childhood eating his grandmother’s cake. The story goes that his grandfather would pour a small glass of wine and explain, “The vines live in layers of soil just like the layers in Gran... Read more
  Layer Cake is a wine brand created by Jayson Woodbridge, winemaker of the cult California label Hundred Acre. The idea for the wine stemmed from nostalgic memories of Woodbridge’s childhood eating his grandmother’s cake. The story goes that his grandfather would pour a small glass of wine and explain, “The vines live in layers of soil just like the layers in Grandma’s cake; each layer bringing a different flavor.” Woodbridge saw that metaphor extending to life in general, everything with layers and complexity. Since Hundered Acre costs upwards of $350 in high demand, he decided to create an affordable wine (that was more in keeping with his grandfather’s sensibilities), with these layered elements of flavor and texture. The idea was to make an everyday wine of quality and not mass production.   The wines are sourced from around the world: Shiraz from South Australia, Malbec from Argentina, Primitivo from Puglia in Italy, Syrah from the Cote du Rhone in France and Cabernet from Napa Valley in California. These wines have themselves earned a large following, though are easily accessible from many retailers.  Read less

Member Reviews for Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,797
3.50 5
Vintage: 2014 01/01/2016

The 2014 is a bit more fruity than previous vintages which hurts the balance some but really drinkable wine.


Snooth User: Omega1Man
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2014 06/04/2016

I have never tried a Shiraz or Syrah before. Since I have consumed "Layer Cake's" cabernet & found it to be superior to many other wines, I decided to take a chance w/ their 2014 Shiraz. Very, Very nice and smooth, yet full bodied. Definitely try again.

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,797
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 02/02/2015

Fruit forward without being jammy. Good balance with enough tannins to be interesting. I'm a happy guy drinking this wine.


Snooth User: Karmyk
1418254104
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 12/04/2013

I liked it more than Matt did. One that definitely was better left out. Smooth, oaky,complex, moderate tannins. Its supposed to be real good with food, but we drank it on its own.


Snooth User: Kathie Johnson
156751516
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 12/30/2014

Nice flavor for a $15 bottle. Would buy again!


Snooth User: gntop1
1327591,108
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/31/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gioel
89293316
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/25/2011

Awesome wine! Dark rich and not dry! Love the flavor with steak white fettuccine Alfredo and salmon!


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External Reviews for Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia

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Source: We Speak Wine
12/13/2017

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a mélange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb…complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves… - Winery


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Vintage: 2013 01/29/2016

The wine is incredibly layered and richer than in past years. Bold spice, black plums, dark chocolate, mocha and cherries and black berries abound with a hint of red soil and a faint trace of anise with layers of spice box. Loaded with glycerol mouth feel and capped off with a long creamy finish that just hangs on your palate.


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Vintage: 2010 09/10/2011

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a melange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bombcomplete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves


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Vintage: 2010 10/22/2011

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2010 Layer Cake Shiraz 750ml


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a mélange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb...complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves... - Winery


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Vintage: 2010 07/27/2011

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate this is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark super ripe wild blackberry, touch of cigar box finishing with a m lange of exotic spices.


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Vintage: 2010 06/05/2013

2011 was an unusual year in South Australia. The 2010 drought finally ended, leading into a cooler than average growing season. For Shiraz, slower development means deep, rich, concentrated flavors while still maintaining great balance and acidity. The aromas of cocoa, warm spice and dark fruit are very powerful from the first sniff. In the mouth, the wine is layered with rich blackberry, dark cherries and hints of dark, creamy chocolate ganache. The finish lingers on, hanging on your palette while the fruit and spice flavors slowly change and fade.


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