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Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2012 Wine Review

Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2012

Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2012

Barossa, South Australia, Australia

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 13

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Wolf Blass

Agent: Treasury Wine Estates

Product: 590273

Product: 12093486

Product: 813561

Natalie's Score: 92/100

This full-bodied red wine offers signature aromas of dark, fleshy ripe blackberries, a hint of oak and a mouth-watering juiciness. Terrific Australian shiraz, especially for this price. Loaded with delicious dark fruit flavours, incredible depth, concentration and length.

This was reviewed March 4, 2015 by

Reviews and Ratings

Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This deep ruby Shiraz has lovely aromas of blackberry and licorice. It is well balanced with smooth flavours of berry, light oak and spice. It would be lovely paired with roasted beef tenderloin.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Ripe and stewed blackberry and black raspberry with white pepper and some tobacco aromas. A solid taste of juicy blackberry with some of the spicy white pepper coming through. Solid acidity and rounded tannins make this a great wine to appreciate on its own, but it would obviously pair well with steak.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

March 3, 2015: Deep purple with intense plummy, blackberry, spice, cedar and mocha nose. Full bodied and rich with blackberry, plum, pepper, chocolate, spice and herb. Enough acidity to balance the tannic backbone and carry to a long finish. A few years in the cellar may soften this. Solid value at $25.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark berries, sweet baking spices, and chocolate make this ultra versatile wine a guaranteed crowd pleaser and at ~$25, it offers great value for its complexity. Tasted March 2015. 90-91 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2012 is great value at a good price. Aromas and flavours of dark berry fruit, spice and dark chocolate makes this shiraz quite enjoyable. Pairs very nicely with steak. Tasted March 3, 2015 (90/100)
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

An opaque dark ruby red Shiraz with slow legs. Ripe strawberries and blueberries on the nose and an opulent palate adding vanilla to the berry flavours. Low tannins and long ripe berry finish.
Monique Ippolito - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Mmmm, a classic yummy Shiraz. Ripe black fruit, massive eucalyptus notes, dark chocolate, hints of cigar box, smoke and freshly ground black pepper. Full bodied, young grippy tannins, a rich luscious mouthfeel and a long chewy finish.
Jennifer Macdonald rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This Shiraz is packed with flavour! Aromas include blackberry, blueberry, ripe plums and pepper. Full bodied, fruit and berry flavours carry through with the pepper and some light tannins. Smooth and rich. A great choice for your next steak night.
Dan Carkner reviewed this wine as follows:

A complex nose here with a mix of fruit: plum, cherry, raspberry and curiously over-ripe banana. Strong baking spice notes lead it to banana bread, with rose and anise rounding out the profile.
The florals and fruit are confirmed up front on the palate which evolves into darker, dried fruit, chocolate and vanilla.
The mouthfeel is velvety and a touch warming with pleasant acidity and tannins that are grippy but well integrated.
The dark fruit continues through the medium long finish with dried fruit, licorice and a peppery sensation capping off this medium full bodied wine.
Elk loin would do nicely here along with a berry based jus and buttery, roasted root veg
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Rich velvety red in colour with scents of liquorice, spice and sweet, ripe berry that rise up from the glass and flow into a palate jammed with blackberry fruit and well-integrated smoky oak. The finish demonstrates elegant fine tannins.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Couleur rouge riche et velouté avec des arômes de réglisse, d’épices et de baies sucrées et mures qui ressortent du verre et qui coulent dans un palais rempli de mures et de chene fumé bien intégré. Le fini démontre des tannins fins et él

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool

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