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Redheads Studio Shiraz Mclaren Vale Barrel Monkeys 2005

Member Review by David Kohl:

An abundance of rosemary and stewed blueberries overwhelm the senses in this extracted wine. With big oak, big body, and big tannins pair this stunner with herb-crusted rack of lamb and purée of garlic potato, or venison medallions with a red cherry port wine reduction and turnip purée with fried shallots. The rustic flavors of game, with its dark earthy meat, needs a wine with big tannin and dark fruit to counter that flavor.

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RedHeads Studio:
Redheads Studio is a project founded by British wine curator Tony Laithwaite in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Red Heads was a bar, which Laithwaite transformed into a wine bar, winery and small batch production facility. He hired a group of talented “Barrel Monkeys,” oenologists working manual jobs at other vineyards who were often left out of the created process. This gives them... Read more
Redheads Studio is a project founded by British wine curator Tony Laithwaite in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Red Heads was a bar, which Laithwaite transformed into a wine bar, winery and small batch production facility. He hired a group of talented “Barrel Monkeys,” oenologists working manual jobs at other vineyards who were often left out of the created process. This gives them an opportunity to display their talents and produce something near and dear. These wines have a reputation for excellent structure and value, an answer to the common Australian “fruit bomb.”  Read less

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Snooth User: David Kohl
31364270
4.00 5
02/21/2009

An abundance of rosemary and stewed blueberries overwhelm the senses in this extracted wine. With big oak, big body, and big tannins pair this stunner with herb-crusted rack of lamb and purée of garlic potato, or venison medallions with a red cherry port wine reduction and turnip purée with fried shallots. The rustic flavors of game, with its dark earthy meat, needs a wine with big tannin and dark fruit to counter that flavor.


Snooth User: alexaladean
4528473
0.00 5
04/12/2010

Amazing.. very robust extremely potent flavor. beautiful combination of dark berries, liquorish and floral notes. Had with dinner at The Richmond in SF.. the entire party loved it!


Snooth User: maryfrypie
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5.00 5
06/30/2011

Five glasses



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