2009 Wolf Blass Shiraz Eaglehawk

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Vintage: 2009
Producer: Wolf Blass
Variety: Shiraz
Designation: Eaglehawk
Region: Australia
Sub-region: South Eastern
ABV: 13.5%
Price: $14 (BC LDB), $14 (EW)

He says: Perhaps the most preferable of the three Aussie bulk wines we tasted, and only because we could actually see indications of the natural grape. Hints of pepper on the nose and palate. If you do need to spend less than $15 on a cheap bottle of Shiraz, and it has to be Australian, perhaps try this bottle. Otherwise, stick with better budget varieties from Chile (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère), Argentina (Malbec) & Old Milwaukee.

She says: It’s hard to know whether this is actually as drinkable as it tasted beside the other two wines. That being said, it was definitely the most balanced out of the three and the least synthetic tasting. Whilst the aromatics were relatively closed in comparison to the oak bombs alongside, the black pepper on the palate was a welcome layer to the otherwise black fruit and vanilla taste. Everything is relative!

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med ruby
Smells like: Youthful, med- int, black fruit, oak
Tastes like: Dry, med acid, med body, med intensity, med tannins, med alcohol, black fruit, pepper, oak, tart fruit finish, med length
Summary: Acceptable, Ready to drink/drink now

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Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.