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2004, Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz Review 

Over All Rating - "Highest Recommendation"

Rosemount Estate Diamond Lable ShirazWhere we got it and how much it cost. 

At our local Costco for 7.99 a bottle.

Where is this wine made. 

In Southern Australia with grapes grown in several Rosemount vineyards in South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, the New South Wales Central Ranges and Southern New South Wales


General Impression of Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz, 2004

In a word, nice.  This is just a really nice wine and an excellent price point.  It is very fruity and very easy to drink with nice soft tannins.  When I was a young man a buddy used to have a connection who made blackberry wine and I must say this reminds me a lot of those days.

This is one of those nice reds that are easy going enough to drink even in the summer when it is hot outside and now that October is upon us it is even better.  It is also really obvious that this wine did some maturing in oak which has done some really nice improvements to its character.  This finish is also quite rich and stays around for quite a while.


What Flavors are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?

blackberry, plumb, cassis, spice and cedar


What foods will this wine go well with?

Beef, Lamb and Duck and Venison are all great choices.  Some specific things I think would really do nice with grilled venison sausage or wild boar sausage.  For something a bit more domestic try lamb chops grilled on hickory or a good old fashioned bacon cheese burger.  It is really going to be hard to mess this one up just don't pair it with delicate foods like light chicken dishes because it will be to much and over power them.

It will also do just awesome with cheeses like sharpe cheddar and other hearty full flavored cheeses.  I had some Vermont White Cheddar with a glass and it was just exceptional.


What's Grapes are In Rosemount Estate  Diamond Label Shiraz, 2004?

100% Shiraz (Syrah)


Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?

If you have tried and like other typical Merlot, Pinot Noir or Shiraz you won't find much wrong with this one.  If you are a white wine drinker this one might be a bit to big for you.  It is not a big wine but it is full enough and tannic enough to scare away White Zinfandel and Riesling drinkers.


What Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?

From the Vintners Website:  A delicious aroma of warm, spicy liquorice and brambly berry fruit is interwoven with savory American oak. The palate is richly textured with well defined, ripe blackberry fruit flavours, soft generous tannins and a long, rich finish.

From the Bottle:  The Rosemount Diamond Label Shiraz displays intense spicy fruit with a richly textured finish.  Subtle oak completes this wine, suited to pastas and barbecues.


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