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Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2013

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There are 10 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Doran rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

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Mike Craymer rated this wine as 94/100
Dan Carkner reviewed this wine as follows:

Not your everyday wine, this shiraz has dark berries on the nose but fruit plays a minor role here. Roasted red pepper, sage, herbs, and underbrush; cedar and violet; coconut and black pepper all take over on a nose that you don't mind spending time with.
Fruit is more prominent on the palate however, with juicy berries, both fresh and stewed, up front with cedar, baking spice, and pepper in the background.
The body is medium plus as is the acidity and the well integrated tannins keep it all in balance. The velvety mouthfeel makes you savour each sip yet quickly reach for another.
A medium long finish of spiced tart cherry and black pepper conclude a complex, well balanced wine
Sean O'Regan rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

March 3, 2015: This McLaren Vale Shiraz is deep purple and has a great nose of blackberry, plum, oak spice and mint notes. Huge almost chewy full bodied, rich, extracted with nice complexity to the blackberry, cassis, mocha, cedar, and eucalyptus/menthol. I'd love to put this with venison chops along with a blueberry port reduction.
Nick Onischuk rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2013 is absolutely delicious! Nice aromas of dark berry fruit, dark cherry, blackberry, tobacco and spice. This full bodied wine is very smooth and has a nice long finish. Tasted March 3, 2015 (91/100)
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Tons of flavour and aromas including blueberry, black cherry, raisin, leather, tobacco and baking spice. Full bodied, and huge blackberry flavours mingled with tobacco and spice, light to medium tannin and a rich, silky mouthfeel. Long, lingering finish. A fabulous steak wine!
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A very approachable, fragrant, and enjoyable wine that is sure to please those that you enjoy it with. Delicious dark berries, baked goodies, with a velvety smooth finish. Great value! Enjoy now or cellar for 5-10 years. Tasted March 2015. 92 points. Matt Steeves www.quercusvino.ca
Monique Sosa rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Jammy black fruit, dried fruit (particularly dates), vanilla, leather, black licorice and a hint of fresh peppermint billow from the glass. Big young grippy tannins, a nice balanced acidity, a long luscious finish. This wine is quite bold so avoid pairing with something small. Go big - pime rib!
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Bold blackberry with subtle aromas of India ink, old leather, wood smoke, graphite, and black pepper. Gorgeous deep ruby in colour, with tastes of blackberry and black cherry and a touch of baking spice. Great acidity and very full bodied. This really explodes in your mouth with both texture and flavour. The tannins are just right for drinking now, but will probably improve further. The finish is long with flavours of tart black cherry. A very nice wine for the money.
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This deep ruby Shiraz has notes of licorice and luscious berry. Flavours of plum, tobacco and spice linger in the mouth. This wine would be delicious with a juicy barbecued steak.

Natalie's Review

Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2013, Mclaren Vale, Australia: A voluptuous, mouth-filling Australian Shiraz that tastes twice as expensive as it costs = bargain. The grapes are grown in the cool climate of the Mclaren Vale, which results in both freshness and complex depth of flavour. Winemaker Chris Hatcher manages the vineyards for his wines very intensely, even using overhead infrared mapping to determine which soils are best for which grapes, and how much to water or not. Drink: 2015-2025. 390872 14.50% XD 750 mL  $34.95 Score: 94/100. December 15, 2020 Top Rated Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Full Review



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