Layer Cake South Australia Shiraz 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"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." --Winemaker's notes

Winery: Layer Cake  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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
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Member Reviews for Layer Cake South Australia Shiraz

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,635
3.00 5
02/25/2012

The nose showed blackberry jam on toast, vanilla, sweet spices and a hint of pine. On the palate, it was soft with vibrant acidity, ripe wild berries, cola and pepper assaulting the senses, which turned to sour blackberry on the finish.


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,500
3.50 5
11/24/2011

This is one of the most intense fruit bombs available on the market. It has an abundance of plum, lots of licorice, pepper and spices. If you are one who loves instense flavor, this is the one for you. The finish is excellent


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
02/23/2013

Spicy black pepper with red and black berry nose. Earthy on the palate with a strong tar and black olive component. Dark berry flavor with some cedar. Better with food for sure. Strong acid and tannin. 88 pts. 12/29/12


Snooth User: Ivesreeves
1163949134
4.00 5
11/30/2012

I routinely scamper away from wine at this price point but found myself alone with a glass of it at a family gathering during the recent holiday. Very impressed by what it brings to palate. Earthy grip, dirt, rocks, sand, gravel, all good, especially for such a low priced wine. Some fruit but complexities are the star. Even detected southern Dominican cigar wrapper and variety of spices on finish. Bravo, Layer Cake, Bravo.


Snooth User: captainspaceman
100272641
3.50 5
04/02/2012

I had a singer that used to say "It's as smooth as a mayonaise sand which" Well...It's not quite that smooth...but it ain't bad either


Snooth User: ceekaynj
770251556
2.50 5
04/04/2013

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Layer Cake South Australia Shiraz

External Review
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


External Review
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.


External Review
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


External Review
10/22/2011

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


External Review
07/13/2013

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 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
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.


External Review
10/26/2011

Fruit, mocha, and chocolate, hints of spice, and rich.



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"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." --Winemaker's notes

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