Revolution Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

This brawny single vineyard Shiraz made by female winemaker Corrina Rayment is extremely well-composed, unfiltered, and packaged in an unusual angular bottle that recalls an expensive bottle of balsamic. Heady aromas of smoked bacon fat and barnyard lead into an equally meaty and fleshy palate that boasts succulent blackberry and boysenberry fruit, cracked black pepper, and warm layers of mocha and dark chocolate. This is by no means a shy wine, yet despite its relatively high alcohol content, it still manages to come off balanced and very sophisticated.

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Varietal: Syrah
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Member Reviews for Revolution Shiraz Mclaren Vale

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Snooth User: daviscr
15512610
3.50 5
03/22/2009

A big jammy Shiraz - blackberries, deep plum, and a bit of earth, game, and smoke to go with it - but not too much. Overall a really good every day "feeling like a big wine" bottle to have around, especially when the 8 other wines you try in this price range leave you bored... Will consider buying a case - and I don't say that often...


Snooth User: djjd311
9747232
3.50 5
11/17/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Revolution Shiraz Mclaren Vale

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Glass-staining ruby. Fresh cherry, blackberry and anise on the nose, with building spiciness and a smoky, floral quality; smells like a northern Rhone wine. Lush dark fruit flavors show liqueur-like power and depth, with bright acidity adding spine. Candied violet and licorice notes linger on the long, sappy, refreshingly spicy finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

The 2006 Shiraz ldquo;Revolutionrdquo; was fermented with native yeasts and spent 9 months in stainless steel and two-year-old hogsheads. Purple-colored, this ldquo;terroir-drivenrdquo; wine has a complex perfume of earth, mineral, sausage, game, truffle, and blueberry that borders on kinky. This leads to a full-bodied, plush, sweet, dense wine with exquisite balance and length. Drink this excellent value over the next 6ndash;8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Comes out of the chute a bit tarry and rubbery, but seems to come around with some time in the glass, offering a lush, dense texture and flavors of coffee and black olive that finally show some berry shadings on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Red wines $20 and over. Recommended and tasted, but no tasting note given.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Inky ruby. Extremely pungent, northern Rhone-like nose of blackberry, iron, resiny herbs, flowers and black olive. Broad and rich, with deeply concentrated dark berry liqueur flavors, lightly chewy tannins and building sweetness. Turns more strongly floral and sweet with air, finishing with strong notes of bitter cherry and cassis. This powerhouse will need some serious food.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

For value, the knock-out 2005 Shiraz Revolution (100% Shiraz aged in French oak, of which 15% is new, for one year) displays a full-bodied, beautifully pure style with plenty of blackberries, pepper, and spice. With terrific intensity, sweet tannin, adequate acidity, and plenty of glycerin, it can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Has a smoky edge to the dark berry flavors. Finishes a bit hot, with hints of licorice and pepper. Best after 2008.


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This brawny single vineyard Shiraz made by female winemaker Corrina Rayment is extremely well-composed, unfiltered, and packaged in an unusual angular bottle that recalls an expensive bottle of balsamic. Heady aromas of smoked bacon fat and barnyard lead into an equally meaty and fleshy palate that boasts succulent blackberry and boysenberry fruit, cracked black pepper, and warm layers of mocha and dark chocolate. This is by no means a shy wine, yet despite its relatively high alcohol content, it still manages to come off balanced and very sophisticated.

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