This wine is dark in color with a nice nose of dark fruits. On the mid pallet the wine is slightly fruit forward with lots of varietal Shiraz coming through. On the finish the wine is quite complex with layers of flavors coming through on a medium finish. I would give this one an 89.
From the LCBO web site:
SKILLOGALEE BASKET PRESSED SHIRAZ 2006 VINTAGES 165753 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 20.65
Wine, Red Wine 14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : XD
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Skillogalee Wines
Release Date: May 15, 2010
Clare Valley is known principally for its racy and fresh Rieslings, but its producers are also showing a deft hand with Shiraz. The valley’s warm days and cool nights mean the Shirazes show impeccable balance and structure. This Shiraz lives up to the region’s growing reputation. It shows classic Shiraz/Syrah aromas of blackberry, pepper and spring flowers. It’s a definite must-have wine for the barbecue season.
Deftly balanced and incredibly delicious this is the real deal at a very attractive price. Expressive aromas of minty cherry along with spice and floral nuances dance from the glass of this mid-weight generously textured beauty. The palates treated to a gusher of flavour with succulent mulberry black damson plum and mixed spice persisting through the lengthy balanced aftertaste. Each sip and glass is better than the one before. (Vic Harradine) (165753) $24.95 Rating 4.5/5 from