R Wines Shiraz Luchador 2007
Opaque purple, almost black, with red rim. Nose fragrant with dark berries. Aggressive attack on palate, in a big, fruity, in-your-face style that leaves not just fingers but filmy patches on the glass. Plenty of length. It overwhelmed a butternut squash / walnut pasta dish. May pair well with a sausage pizza or a spicy bratwurst.
External Reviews for R Wines Shiraz Luchador
The 2006 Luchador Shiraz contains 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sixty percent of the fruit was sourced from Barossa Valley and 40% from McLaren Vale. It was aged for 12 months in seasoned French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple, it features first-class aromas of spice box, cedar, mocha, lavender, and blueberry. Velvety-textured, fruit-driven, and intense, the wine has excellent depth of flavor and a long finish. It is a fabulous value.
Dark purple color. Jammy dark berry aromas verge on candied. Fat and sweet, offering simple grapey flavors and little in way of structure. Soft and clinging on the finish, which leaves sweet dark fruit flavors behind. This is reasonably palatable.
Polished and generous, offering a lively interplay of black cherry, licorice and dried tomato notes that make for a distinctive profile. Finishes with a mild grip of tannins. Drink now through 2013.
Polished and generous offering a lively interplay of black cherry licorice and dried tomato notes that make for a distinctive profile. Finishes with a mild grip of tannins. Drink now through 2013.
Mixed aromas of vanilla, Christmas spices and brandied black cherries give an almost dessert-like impression, although the wine is technically dry. The texture is creamy and luxurious, and the wine is very easy to drink despite its considerable weight, balanced by a tart edge of acidity on the finish. Drink nowandndash;2012.