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Wolf Blass Shiraz Yellow Label 2005

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Rich red in color with deep purple hues, the 2005 Wolf Blass Presidents Selection Shiraz displays aromas of raspberries and plums supported by varietal white pepper and spice characters. The rich, round, soft palate shows concentrated berry fruit notes and great length of flavor. Maturation in seasoned and new American and French oak has enhanced the complexity and integration of the fine, velvety tannins. The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyard sites across South Australia. After harvesting, the individual parcels of fruit were fermented separately in a range of fermenting vessels in order to showcase the unique characters of each parcel. After fermentation the wines were pressed off skins. Some parcels were then racked to seasoned and new American and French oak for 14 months maturation. Each of the parcels was reassessed prior to blending, and lightly filtered before bottling. Wine Enthusiast | Buying Guide: Best Buy | Joe Czerwinski | November 15, 2007 Full-bodied, with soft tannins and plenty of oak, this easy-to-drink Shiraz fits perfectly in the Wolf Blass idiom of accessibility. Caramel and dark plum flavors add hints of vanilla and toast, finishing long. A perfect steakhouse choice when you want to keep the wine tab reasonable.

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Wolf Blass:
he Wolf Blass wine style has always been a unique and highly distinguishable one. The core focus is on blending; whether it is within or across varieties, regions and different vineyards. This focussed approach results in lifted vibrant fruit flavours, a soft, rounded palate and well integrated tannins that are the hallmarks of the total Wolf Blass range. "The sum of all parts should still ... Read more
he Wolf Blass wine style has always been a unique and highly distinguishable one. The core focus is on blending; whether it is within or across varieties, regions and different vineyards. This focussed approach results in lifted vibrant fruit flavours, a soft, rounded palate and well integrated tannins that are the hallmarks of the total Wolf Blass range. "The sum of all parts should still be a better result than the quality of each individual part, otherwise why blend at all", Chris Hatcher, Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker Read less
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Member Reviews for Wolf Blass Shiraz Yellow Label

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Snooth User: judgelog
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3.00 5
11/18/2007

Very nice shiraz for the money. Lots of fruit and pretty spicy, but very smooth.


Snooth User: Kreg
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3.00 5
03/16/2009

Good table wine.


Snooth User: mike403
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4.00 5
08/30/2010

Still good!


Snooth User: dpwootan17
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3.00 5
07/07/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Wolf Blass Shiraz Yellow Label

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

winemaker's notes:The Wolf Blass red wines are distinctive for their ripe fruit flavours and careful oak maturation. The Yellow Label is a deep red colour with aromas of plum and berry. On the palate


External Review
02/10/2009

Dark Ruby in color, almost purple with a deep scarlet rim. On the nose are brambly fruits, leather, blackberry, and a touch of smoke. The palate is filled with notes of sweet fruit, including dark cherry and casis, accented by a nice peppery note. ... Alex Lallos. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz Yellow Label 750ml



Rich red in color with deep purple hues, the 2005 Wolf Blass Presidents Selection Shiraz displays aromas of raspberries and plums supported by varietal white pepper and spice characters. The rich, round, soft palate shows concentrated berry fruit notes and great length of flavor. Maturation in seasoned and new American and French oak has enhanced the complexity and integration of the fine, velvety tannins. The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyard sites across South Australia. After harvesting, the individual parcels of fruit were fermented separately in a range of fermenting vessels in order to showcase the unique characters of each parcel. After fermentation the wines were pressed off skins. Some parcels were then racked to seasoned and new American and French oak for 14 months maturation. Each of the parcels was reassessed prior to blending, and lightly filtered before bottling. Wine Enthusiast | Buying Guide: Best Buy | Joe Czerwinski | November 15, 2007 Full-bodied, with soft tannins and plenty of oak, this easy-to-drink Shiraz fits perfectly in the Wolf Blass idiom of accessibility. Caramel and dark plum flavors add hints of vanilla and toast, finishing long. A perfect steakhouse choice when you want to keep the wine tab reasonable.

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