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2008 Layer Cake Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Layer Cake"

Layer Cake 2008 Shiraz

Winery: Layer Cake

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Layer Cake"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: South Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $16

Cases produced: 18,000

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 5 reviews)

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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