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Easy-drinking plum and blackberry-scented Aussie red that does just what it says on the tin! This soft and full-bodied wine would be great with sausage and mash, or just as it is after a long day.
Product Code: AU21911
South Australia (SA) is Australia’s wine heartland, producing most of the country's wine and boasting some of its oldest vines. The dry, hot climate ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense and concentrated wines.The Barossa Valley has a rich viticultural history with patches of bush-trained vines, many more than 100 years old. It is first and foremost a red wine region. Shiraz is king but cabernet sauvignon, grenache and mourvèdre play an important part, too. Close to the Barossa is the Eden Valley, a windswept series of elevated hills producing exceptional shiraz and floral riesling. Just north of the Barossa is the Clare Valley, which represents Australia's pinnacle for riesling, where elevated vineyards temper the intense heat, producing dry whites of immense class and purity. The region’s powerful and muscular reds can be outstanding too. On the coast south of Adelaide is McLaren Vale, which vies with Barossa to be SA's best red-wine region. The climate is warm enough to guarantee lush, chocolatey reds from shiraz, grenache and cabernet, while its strong maritime influence invests elegance in chardonnay, viognier and marsanne. Nearby Langhorne is cooled by the lake and nearby sea, and grows grapes of very good quality at a low cost. These excellent-value wines are marked by a softness and fullness of flavour. The Adelaide Hills area east of the city are cool and provide the perfect ingredients for lemony sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Coonawarra, further south-east behind the Limestone Coast, is South Australia's leading cabernet region, the unique terra rossa soil and maritime influence producing grapes with intense flavours and fabulous structure.
"Unmemorable in taste and flavour, in the main just tastes strongly alcoholic. "
The Times 11th Jan 2020
"Bottling in the UK is
a great green step, and quality has risen dramatically with … the Wine
Society’s spicy, plum jam of a 2018 Victory Hotel Shiraz-Cabernet from
Australia. - Jane MacQuitty"
"I find it difficult to believe that members could praise this wine. I thought it was more like vinegar than wine. I tried it with a robust stew and it was still unpleasant. Sorry to have to give anything from the Wine Society the thumbs down."
Mr Richard Wakeford (23-Sep-2019)
"Cracking Aussie Shiraz. Full of flavour with a gentle oak overcoat and a long finish"
Mr Peter Bennett (08-Jul-2019)
The Times (17th Aug 2019)
"Bang on the money,
good ordinary holiday swig — the classic Aussie red blend of peppery shiraz and
minty cabernet. - Jane MacQuitty"
"The cabernet makes this a little more grown up than your usual six quid Aussie plonk. Unusually light in colour, but a fruit filled mouthful and remarkable length for a wine of this budget."
Dr Philip Dodd (07-Feb-2019)
"Love it. Soft, easy, full of flavour."
Mr Nik Cavill (27-Oct-2018)
"Soft, full-bodied, dark fruit flavours. Uncomplicated everyday wine as the blurb says. Perfectly alright on its own, good value too. "
Mr John Lay (14-Oct-2018)
"This is a very good value wine. It stands up well to many supermarket wines at a higher price. The WS tasting notes are accurate, with the flavour of blackberries and plums on the finish, with a good balance of acidity and tannins. It does not offer enough merit drinking on its own, but is a fine accompaniment to a midweek dinner."
Mr Peter Laggan (12-Sep-2018)
"Not terrible but I wasn't overjoyed with this. However I was skeptical from the outset; Aussie Shiraz is not my favourite grape or region. When I tasted this it just reminded me of fairly average pub wine. Would have given 2 stars but the price redeems it somewhat, however there are other 'everyday wines' from the society that I would choose over this any day of the week. Don't let me put you off though if you are partial to big flavoured Aussie wines!"
Mr Matt Ridley (05-Sep-2018)
"True to the description - everyday - but this is a compliment. Made me giggle after two glasses which is what you need at the end of the working day. "
Ms Sarah Chesney (22-Aug-2018)
"Good body and flavour. Great value."
Mr Peter D Evans (28-Jun-2018)
Mr Rolande Auten (02-Jun-2018)
"Metallic tasting with very few redeeming qualities, nose not bad but mouthfeel was not good."
Mr David J Wyman (09-May-2018)
"Lots of fruit and a little residual sugar making this a nice easy drinking Australian Shiraz Cabernet mix that beats supermarket offers at this price hands down."
Dr Michael Csukai (13-Feb-2018)
"Excellent. Shiraz Cabernet. Nice and round,goes with everything.Buy again."
Mr John Arthur (12-Feb-2018)
"Thankfuly not much oak,nice and jammy but smooth to drink.Can drink on its own (you will want several bottles for that). I had it with roast Lamb cuts,excellent. At the price its a defo for guests to impress."
Mr John Arthur (08-Feb-2018)
"A nice surprise. Very palatable. Fruity taste with a velvety texture, as a Shiraz should be. The fourth star is for the generous price."
Mr Peter Nelson (22-Jan-2018)
"Quite a lot of fruit in this and quite jammy. Not a lot of complexity
That said, I'd be fairly happy to get this in a restaurant or pub. A good house red for BBQ or pizza"
Mr David Walker (01-Jul-2017)
Daily Record (22nd Jul 2017)
"As a consumer owned
co-operative with top level buyers, The Wine Society is often a source of great
value wine - as this medium-bodied Australian red testifies. It has soft smooth
cassis, loganberry and plum fruit supported by firm acidity but with little tannin
to obscure the flavours. SUpplementary influences come through clearly in the
shape of touches of chocolate, cinnamon, eucalyptus and a neat creamy texture. - Brian Elliott"
Scotland on Sunday (9th Jul 2017)
"… great value cassis,
loganberry and chocolate imbued … Brian Elliott"
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