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Plaza Cellars USD 21.75 750ml

The Australian Premium Wine Collection Grenache Blend Clare Valley Old Vines Grenache Shiraz Hill of Content 2007

Member Review by KikiMunchkin:

If you think many reds are too heavy for summer, this is a good option. Great with grilled salmon and tangy salads.

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Member Reviews for The Australian Premium Wine Collection Grenache Blend Clare Valley Old Vines Grenache Shiraz Hill of Content

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Snooth User: KikiMunchkin
15347631
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/07/2009

If you think many reds are too heavy for summer, this is a good option. Great with grilled salmon and tangy salads.


Snooth User: rich2
9218819
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/22/2008

Lots of smooth crushed raspberry, soft inviting texture. High alcohol but no heat at all. Too easy to drink and very food friendly. Dangerously gulpable. Pairings range from grilled meat, to red sauces, to duck with red curry to salmon and tuna sashimi. Very versatile, great value


Snooth User: Mirenda
8275867
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/22/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: wineaux79
3680160
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 11/29/2007

Three glasses


Snooth User: pshawgo
3365220
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 10/30/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: jthrail
2891824
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 07/22/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for The Australian Premium Wine Collection Grenache Blend Clare Valley Old Vines Grenache Shiraz Hill of Content

External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

"Con'-tent - The sum of qualities that make up a work of art. Con-tent' - mental ease, quietude." (Webster's New/International Dictionary). Whether the hill is a place of substance or of ease, the wine fits both definitions. The 1999 harvest yielded fruit with beautiful, well-defined flavors. The wine explodes with waves of raspberry, plum, spice, and pepper. The understated oak adds complexity. The interplay of aromas and flavors has the delight of a Bach cantata. It is a wine to enjoy now with a summer barbecue or beef stew, but in five years it will be and even better wine. Sit and take your ease and enjoy this work of art. Be content with the content (the accent is up to you)!


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

The 2001 Grenache/Shiraz is primarily from Clare Valley with a bit of McLaren Vale fruit added. Its modest bouquet of minty, berry-scented aromas is followed by attractive, elegant flavors, good freshness, and a moderately-endowed finish. It should be consumed over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

Starts off firm, with red fruit flavors and a tang of acidity competing with spicy oak. Lingers seductively on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

The 2002 Grenache/Shiraz (72% and 28% respectively) is a super value. Aged completely in old neutral wood, it possesses a sumptuous nose of kirsch liqueur, and peppery, spicy, black fruits, medium to full body, an opulent palate, and abundant fruit, purity, and texture. It is a delicious wine to consume over the next several years.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/04/2012

Medium red. Expressive red berry and cola aromas are brightened by floral and mineral qualities. The creamy raspberry and blackberry flavors boast a velvety texture and are gently framed by fine-grained tannins. Exotic baking spices build on the persistent, juicy finish. Pretty seductive stuff mdash; especially at this price.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/04/2012

The 2004 Grenache ndash; Shiraz was aged entirely in used oak. The aromatics are muted but with coaxing earthy kirsch and blue fruit scents emerge. More expressive on the palate, the wine is velvety-textured, seamless, and easy-going. Made in a forward style, it is a wine to drink over the next 3ndash;4 years. It offers good value.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/18/2011

On the tart side, with a crisp edge to the blackberry and roasted red pepper flavors. Drink now through 2011.


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