Yellow Tail Shiraz the Reserve Casella Estate 2011
Editorial Reviews for Yellow Tail Shiraz the Reserve Casella Estate
Intensely aromatic on the nose with a huge rush of truffle early on that is followed by toasty oak, cracked black pepper, aromas of dates and figs and some sweet vanilla. Low acid and languid in the mouth, this is smooth and glossy, with a fair amount of weight but not that much detail to the core of plump dried fruit, truffle, vanilla and black plum flavors. The finish shows a fair amount of wood tannin and some heat. A little unbalanced but not entirely unpleasant. 78pts
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
Nice flavors of lemon peel. Overall very yummy.
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.
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.
Had to grow on me, but once it did, it was great! Love the finish on this one.
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!!!!
Three and a half glasses
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Yellow Tail Shiraz the Reserve Casella Estate
Vibrant, ripe and generous - a drop that is big on flavor and deep in color with an intense aroma. It has delicious concentrated cherry and blackberry flavors with hints of classic cracked pepper spice. These flavors are complimented by vanilla softness and well structured tannins. - Winery
Light, soft and pleasant for its sweetish berry flavors, which pick up a hint of sweet pepper on the finish
Vibrant, ripe and generous - a drop that is big on flavor and deep in color with an intense aroma. It has delicious concentrated cherry and blackberry flavors with hints of classic cracked pepper spice. These flavors are complimented by vanilla softness and well structured tannins. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
Light, soft and pleasant for its sweetish berry flavors, which pick up a hint of sweet pepper on the finish.
Wine Tasting NotesAn 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.
Food Pairings for Yellow Tail Shiraz the Reserve Casella Estate
Ginger Flank Steak Recipe
Asian Steak, Watercress & Spinach Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette Recipe
Steak with Red Onion, Wine & Port Sauce Recipe
- Show more recipes
Broiled Ham Steak with a Sweet & Spicy Rosemary Glaze Recipe
Salmon Burgers with Herb Aïoli Recipe
Grilled Lamb Chops with Charred Red Onion Chutney Recipe
Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Hanger Steak with Carrots and Warm Lentil Salad Recipe
Grilled Curry-Marinated Lamb Chops Recipe
Korean-Style Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps Recipe