Yellowtail Shiraz Grenache 2010
Blueberry flavors come first with this wine, but they melt away into something that reminds me of the fig butter I just picked up from Trader Joe’s. But this wine is bitterer than the fig butter and pretty dry. There’s a heat to it, and I’d call it medium bodied.
None of that combines especially well. It’s not horrible, but it’s not far off, either.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
Color: dark purple
Aroma: closed but fresh fruits are present, hint of vanilla, pepper
Taste: chewy, spicy, med tannins, medium finish, slight acidic
. . . It’s mostly dry, but has an almost indiscernible sweetness at the very end . . .J’s Review: I like it the same as the Shiraz, and better than the Cabernet. Tastes a little bit bitter, but a good kind of bitter. Would buy again.
The Value Vine on the 2009 vintage
As fruity as the Yellow Tail Merlot reviewed above, this Shiraz-Cabernet blend is a little bolder, with more sweet spice, riper fruit, and even some minerality. This one also lacks the hot, alcohol-driven nose of the Merlot.
Reviewed 30 Dec 11.by