R Wines Shiraz Luchador 2007

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A luchador is a masked Mexican wrestler which is an appropriate name for this gutsy, full-throttle wine. It's a blend...

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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 ... Read more

Mixed aromas of vanilla, Christmas spices and brandied black cherries give an almost dessert-like impression, although the wine is technically dry.... Read more

Mixed aromas of vanilla Christmas spices and brandied black cherries give an almost dessert-like impression although the wine is technically dry. T... Read more

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Snooth User: Beaconheath
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4.00 5
01/20/2012

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/20/2013

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 now–2012.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

Labels rarely indicate the quality of the wine on which they appear but this Australian Shiraz lives up to its colorful packaging by declaring that this is a “wine that will body slam your tongue.” Subtle this wine is certainly not. A product of the always-entertaining and high-quality Australian outfit R Wines Luchador is soft on tannins and strong on dark berry fruit notes of chocolate and oak and a characteristic smooth finish. The fruit is heavy and deep and accents the dark ruby coloring. Try it with (or without) a wrestling mask for maximum enjoyment.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Labels rarely indicate the quality of the wine on which they appear, but this Australian Shiraz lives up to its colorful packaging by declaring that this is a andldquo;wine that will body slam your tongue.andrdquo; Subtle, this wine is certainly not. A product of the always-entertaining and high-quality Australian outfit R Wines, Luchador is soft on tannins and strong on dark berry fruit, notes of chocolate and oak, and a characteristic smooth finish. The fruit is heavy and deep and accents the dark ruby coloring. Try it with (or without) a wrestling mask for maximum enjoyment.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/17/2013

Labels rarely indicate the quality of the wine on which they appear, but this Australian Shiraz lives up to its colorful packaging by declaring that this is a “wine that will body slam your tongue.” Subtle, this wine is certainly not. A product of the always-entertaining and high-quality Australian outfit R Wines, Luchador is soft on tannins and strong on dark berry fruit, notes of chocolate and oak, and a characteristic smooth finish. The fruit is heavy and deep and accents the dark ruby coloring. Try it with (or without) a wrestling mask for maximum enjoyment. Food pairing: red meats, pasta, spicy foods Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: medium Finish: rich


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/23/2013

Subtle, this wine is certainly not. A product of the always-entertaining and high-quality Australian outfit R Wines, Luchador is soft on tannins and strong on dark berry fruit, with notes of chocolate and oak and a characteristically smooth finish. The fruit is heavy and deep and accents the dark ruby coloring. Try it with (or without) a wrestling mask for maximum enjoyment. Food pairing: red meats, pasta, spicy foods Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: medium Finish: rich


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Winemaker's Notes:

A luchador is a masked Mexican wrestler which is an appropriate name for this gutsy, full-throttle wine. It's a blend of Barossa and Langhorne Creek fruit and has fruit richness, texture and good balance.

A luchador is a masked Mexican wrestler which is an appropriate name for this gutsy, full-throttle wine. It's a blend of Barossa and Langhorne Creek fruit and has fruit richness, texture and good balance.

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