2005 Passing Clouds Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Reserve"
Winery: Passing Clouds
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Shiraz
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 650
KWG Score: 92.4 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)
Review date: January 28, 2008
Wine Review: This Shiraz from Passing Clouds was recently recommended by our Tasting Panel. This dark ruby colored wine smells very Rhône like and Old World in general. It displayed musty oak and dark roasted coffee scents along with light black cherry and vanilla. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is well balanced, smooth, has nice structure, and displays black cherry and blueberry flavors with touches of black pepper. The finish is dry and has noteworthy persistence. The panel felt this was a Very Good steak au poivre wine. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Great balance, plums blackberry flavours chocolaty vanilla oak. Best enjoyed with big rich meat dishes or simple cheeses.
Organic status: not organic
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