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Yellow Tail Shiraz the Reserve Casella Estate 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes An intensely concentrated wine, the [yellow tail] Shiraz initially reveals aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, chocolate and moccha. Delving deeper into this complex wine, cracked pepper and spice fragrance are apparent with sweet French oak aromas always present. The vanilla softness on the nose takes you into a full palate crammed with ripe fruits reminiscent of a basket of sweet summer berries. Seamless and well structured tannins complete this full bodied red wine.

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Casella Pty Ltd:
About [yellow tail] [yellow tail] is the champion wine brand for Casella Wines. Owned and operated in Yenda, Australia, the Casella family has winemaking links going back six generations to Italy. [yellow tail] wines are created with a simple philosophy - make a great wine that everybody can enjoy. [yellow tail] is everything a great wine should be; approachable, fresh and full of flavor. Th... Read more
About [yellow tail] [yellow tail] is the champion wine brand for Casella Wines. Owned and operated in Yenda, Australia, the Casella family has winemaking links going back six generations to Italy. [yellow tail] wines are created with a simple philosophy - make a great wine that everybody can enjoy. [yellow tail] is everything a great wine should be; approachable, fresh and full of flavor. The [yellow tail] wine portfolio includes eight [yellow tail] varietals (including Shiraz and Chardonnay), three blends and a Sparkling White and Rosé wine. The [yellow tail] The Reserve portfolio includes six varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio. [yellow tail] and [yellow tail] The Reserve wines are produced by John Casella and Chief Winemaker, Alan Kennett of Casella Wines, Australia. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Yellow Tail Shiraz the Reserve Casella Estate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,210
3.50 5
12/09/2010

Earthy and a bit funky/reductive on the nose though the tight nose does show a minty aspect as well as a bit of earthy minerality. Stiff and extracted in the mouth with a lot of fruit that is skewed toward the sweeter end of the spectrum. This is fairly well structured yet is a bit obviously extracted with good length to the cocoa-tinged finish. A fairly big wine that trades power for elegance. 87pts


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Snooth User: Echelar
196768209
3.00 5
08/04/2009

Fairly solid, standard, and reliable australian shiraz. Seemed sweeter/more fruity than I remember from yellow tail. Good for the price, but don't expect to be totally blown away.


Snooth User: joeceleb
27932339
3.00 5
11/05/2009

I have to agree with Echelar in that the old Yellow Tail wines had were packed with more flavor that what has recently come out. Overall though for the price you can't go wrong.


Snooth User: AdamRinky1982
46382525
5.00 5
03/10/2011

Had to grow on me, but once it did, it was great! Love the finish on this one.


Snooth User: Bradcarden814
3439666
3.50 5
01/01/2010

I have tried about 20 red wines and this one is a great one that is under $10 a bottle. It has a full but smooth taste, without that hard dry after taste. Not to fruity, but sweeter than the regular Yellow Tail Shiraz. A great wine for the price!!!!


Snooth User: PLC666
237905471
3.50 5
03/11/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Yellow Tail Shiraz the Reserve Casella Estate

External Review
10/02/2010

An intensely concentrated wine, this Shiraz initially reveals aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, chocolate and mocha. Delving deeper into this complex wine, cracked pepper and spice fragrance are apparent with sweet French oak aromas always present. The vanilla softness on the nose leads into a full palate crammed with ripe fruits reminiscent of a basket of sweet summer berries. Seamless and well structured tannins complete this full bodied red wine.


External Review
10/15/2009

Light, soft and pleasant for its sweetish berry flavors, which pick up a hint of sweet pepper on the finish.



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Wine Tasting Notes An intensely concentrated wine, the [yellow tail] Shiraz initially reveals aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, chocolate and moccha. Delving deeper into this complex wine, cracked pepper and spice fragrance are apparent with sweet French oak aromas always present. The vanilla softness on the nose takes you into a full palate crammed with ripe fruits reminiscent of a basket of sweet summer berries. Seamless and well structured tannins complete this full bodied red wine.

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