88pointsStrait Jacket 2005 Shiraz (Western Australia)

The U.S. doesn't really need more “cute” Shiraz labels, but at least the wine in this bottle is pretty good. A bit of shoe polish gives the nose a lifted character, which serves to accentuate the wine's woodsmoke and black olive aromas. The crisply structured palate offers a slight bitter coffee-herbal element, but also plenty of ripe blackberry fruit and a persistent, slightly dusty finish. Joe Czerwinski

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  • Alcohol
    14.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Bluewater Wine Co
  • Date Published
    12/31/2008
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