Email Updates & Site Feeds

All Entries
Tasting Notes Only
Follow via Twitter
For email updates please enter your email address:

Advert





latest on flickr

Photograph Showcase - © images by Andrew Barrow

Recent Posts

Categories

Latest Comments

on Apples and Vines - Hush Heath Vineyard (2) Tara wrote " Such a beautiful location isn't it? I love this wine, s... " [read more]

on Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India (2) Terry Lealan wrote " Have just tried the Zampa syrah and found it to be rath... " [read more]

on Viñas del Vero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado (1) Fabio (Vinos Ambiz) wrote " Tempranillo Day. A small group of producers and wine-lo... " [read more]

on Vilarnau Rosé Cava (5) Mezzo Soprano wrote " I stumbled onto some great wines at the Chapel Down Vin... " [read more]

on Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain (2) George Wroblewski wrote " Vina Pomal is an excellent winery - went there last yea... " [read more]

wine_blogger_logo.jpg
a uk wine blog
Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

An Australian Shiraz and Lamb - Combinations 5.  Add/Read Comments



Related Posts:

Related:

Snooth Wine Search:



Share



The food was delicious. Not that I expected otherwise but the choicest slabs of finely marbled lamb, grilled until the outer edge was deeply crispy, with a mint infused honey and mustard sauce spooned over was mouthwateringly good... Sadly the wine didn't quiet match.

Combinations: Southern Dish Ingredients


Benito selected the recipe for this months Combinations; a truly Southern-inspired dish with mint-infused bourbon forming the basis of the sauce. Expecting some sweetness to the dish the wine I hoped would have a corresponding edge of sweet berry fruit to match. But in this particular bottle the tannins were too forceful, the wine as a whole a little too dry. I may have over done the Dijon in the sauce slightly but this flavour jarred slightly with the wine too.

Wine Tasting Note: Ravenswood Lane Off The Leash Red Max, 2005, Adelaide Hills, Australia.
Oddbins £9.99
The splash of Viognier in this amounts to just 6%, the remainder is Shiraz. Peppery, berry fruit with a dry, tannin-led finish. Flavours of raspberry and cherry snuggle around the palate. Medium bodied. Alcohol 14.5%. Without the sauce the wine was a great match with the lamb; to match the dish a little more richness, a touch of sweeter fruit and a softer palate would have helped.
Scribblings Rating - 84/100

Add or Read Comments ADD A COMMENT (2)
Previous Post: News snippets Next Post: Wine Tasting Note: Arnaud Lassalle Pouilly Fume, 2005, Loire, France.
This entry An Australian Shiraz and Lamb - Combinations 5. is under Combinations



Comments

What do you reckon of our local trend of whacking a bit of Viognier into Shiraz willy nilly? Not sure I like the perfume and sweetness in Shiraz too much.
GW

To be honest unless it says it on the label or I have a non-viognierised version to compare too I seldom notice its inclusion; I find Viognier much easier to detect in a Chardonnay for example than in a heavy red.

Personally I quite like the complexity to the aroma it provides.

Add a comment

Comments are moderated and will take awhile before appearing under the entry. Thanks for taking the time to comment...