2008 Layer Cake Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Layer Cake"
Winery: Layer Cake
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Layer Cake"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Shiraz
Region: South Australia
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 18,000
KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 5 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 89 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: February 22, 2010
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Shiraz from down under opens with a black licorice and black currant bouquet with hints of wintergreen. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a slightly tart black currant with notes of blackberry and a touch of raisin. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are slightly prolonged. This wine is pretty big. I would pair it with a rack of messy ribs. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a mélange of exotic spices. A pure fruit bomb…complete from attack through a long, lingering finish. Chefs will save this cake for themselves…
Organic status: not organic
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