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2008 Angove Nine Vines Grenache - Shiraz Rose, South Australia

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Wine Notes

Tasting note: Bright, light fuschia-purple; fresh cherry pop soda aroma and flavour offset by acidity; sweetness from fruit, not residual sugar. (18-Jul-2008) [James Halliday]

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $10

Score: 86   When to drink: 2008 to 2009
The Wine-Searcher score of 86/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
89/100   2008 to 2009
88/100    
87/100    
84/100    
82/100   2008 to 2009
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result Extra Description
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 Commended  
Indy International Wine Competition 2009 Silver  
Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition 2009 Silver  
Sydney International Wine Competition 2009 Commended Highly Commended Wine
Lovely raspberry pastille sort of jube like. Juicy. Fresh, clean acidity. Lovely flavours. The lentils in the dish bring out an earthy quality, particularly in the Grenache, which makes the wine softer and rounder in the mid palate and intensifies those lingering flavours.

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Grape Variety

Grenache (aka Garnacha) and Syrah (aka Shiraz) have been blended together for many centuries – a combination which has proved extremely successful. Both members of the blend (Grenache and Syrah) prefer warm climates, such as those found in southern France, in Spain, and in the warmer New World countries. The most prestigious wines in which these two varieties come together are those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Wines made from this blend typically have aromas of stewed plums, black cherries, blueberries, black olives and even a hint of spiced dark chocolate.

In France the blend is widely used in the southern ...more


Region
  • South Australia is one of the Australia's six states, located (as the name implies) in the south of the vast island continent. It is the engine room of the Australian wine industry, responsible for around half of the country's total output each year. But the region isn't just about quantity – countless high-quality wines are made here, most of them from the region's signature grape, Shiraz. These include such iconic wines as Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Torbreck The Laird and d'Arenberg The Dead Arm.

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  • Australia is an extremely important wine-producing country, both in terms of quality and the sheer scale of its wine economy. It ranks sixth in the world in wine production and as at March 2010 was the fourth-biggest exporter of wine, with an annual total of 773 million liters, valued at 2.2 billion Australian dollars.

    Australia has long been at the forefront of the 'New World' wine ...more

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