Daily Archives: October 5, 2008

If the circus sold a Shiraz, this would be it!

With the image of a fire breather on the label, the first thought that comes to mind is that of an old fashion circus. Fortunately the 2006 Vinaceous Red Right Hand Shiraz is much better than circus peanuts, and packs the punch of an atypical Aussie Shiraz.


This comes to us from McLaren Vale growing region of South Austrailia. There isn’t too much information on the website about production but this is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Tempranillo. 


My Tasting Notes –

Nose – Blackberry, spiced meat, custard, and ham

Taste – Raspberry, black cherry, green olive

Mouthfeel – med/full body, with the alcohol, tannins and acidity all integrated together very nicely

Finish – long and tight


This was a very typical good quality Shiraz from Australia. Very fruit forward in nature but full of meaty layers with wonderful hints of green olives.  At $21, it is a few dollars more expensive than other Shiraz in this quality category but still is quite reasonable.  If you are a fan of D’Arenberg or Langmeil Shiraz give this one a try.



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