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Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

This juicy, more medium-bodied red blend is from a good year in South Eastern Australia, and delivers real bang for your buck! Smells of raspberries, red plums, a hint of mint and cinnamon decorate the nose, then the palate chimes in with succulent plummy and red berry flavours, a touch of toasty oak, mild tannins, and a soft, easy-going finish. Drink over the next couple of years with some lamb sausages.

Winemaker's Notes

The first Red Label, in 1986, was a classic blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. An immediate success with wine drinkers around the world, its fruit driven characters and soft, smooth finish proved irresistible. The popularity of this wine has seen the range extended to now include 13 varietals sourced from premium South Eastern Australian vineyards. Ready to drink on release, Red Label epitomises the Wolf Blass promise of making quality wine approachable to more people.

Appearance: Bright purple with red hues.

Nose: Vibrant aromas of berries and plums with hints of warm spice, mint and a subtle touch of oak.

Palate: A medium to full-bodied palate with plump, bright Shiraz fruit and spice, with a hint of oak providing a sweet mid-palate. The wine finishes fresh, juicy and more-ish with fine, smooth Cabernet tannins.

Cellaring: Best enjoyed while young and fresh.

Alcohol: 13.5%

expert reviews about

Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Mid garnet, vibrant hue; a fragrant blend of red and black fruits, spicy oak and a little sappy complexity; medium-bodied with plenty of presence, fine acidity and juicy, accessible fruits; freshness is the key.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
89
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
An honest, smooth and spicy blend whose faintly herbal fragrance of blueberries, raspberries and sweet vanilla/cedary oak has a sweet floral lift. It?s supple and elegant, with a pleasing length of black and red berries and plums underpinned by gentle tannis, but finishes with a slightly edgy note.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
86
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
An appealing marriage of intense fruit, fresh oak and fine, pliant tannin. Its sweet aromas of dark berries, plums, vanilla and smoky, cedary oak are backed by a hint of mint and menthol, while its smooth, polished palate of vibrant, brightly lit fruit finishes with length and freshness. Ready to drink.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Simple but fresh black and red berry fruits is all the market demands, tannins and oak all but absent.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A commercial red wine made in large quantities, but with more than adequate flavour and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Remarkable value for money. Fragrant, floral, peppery and spicy aromas of slightly jammy blackberries and cassis fit neatly with lightly smoky oak. Fine and elegant, the palate delivers fresh, earthy flavours of small black and red berries of spiciness and intensity, finishing long with a fine grip to tight tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89

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