El Burro Shiraz

This wine was given to me by a friend. The wine is dark in color with a nice nose of black fruits. On the mid pallet are some uncharacteristic sweet flavors. Something like strawberry jam. I had a little difficulty placing it. Similar to a Petite Syrah. There are also some dark fruits as well, but I was distracted by the sweetness. On the finish the wine has some peppers, a bit of spiciness and some tannins. The finish was medium in length but just barely. I paired it with a steak and it went Ok. All in all this is a unique Shiraz. With the right open mind this is a good wine, but not what I would call a varietal Shiraz. This is my first Spanish Shiraz. I would give it an 88 or so, which for the price is not horrible. If your able to open up your mind, give it a try. But don’t expect a typical Aussie Shiraz or you will be disappointed.

From the LCBO web site:
EL BURRO SHIRAZ LCBO 70938 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 12.90
Wine, Red Wine 13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : 1

Made in: Spain, Spain By: Guy Anderson Wines

Tasting Note
Deep purple colour; aromas of cassis, plum, and white pepper; dry, full-bodied, rich texture, flavours of ripe black fruDeep purple colour; aromas of cassis, plum, and white pepper; dry, full-bodied, rich texture, flavours of ripe black fruit and a long spicy finish.

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