Wolf Blass `Gold Label` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

The Barossa has developed a reputation for Shiraz with intense fruit characters and rich concentrated palates. Gold Label balances these flavours with elegant French oak to produce a refined, textural Shiraz with bright, fragrant fruit.

Shiraz from the Barossa is selected for its intense aromas of blueberries, Satsuma plums and highlights of star anise, spice and chicory root. The palate is rich yet elegant, with vibrant purity of fruit and a supple, smooth and silky texture. Voluptuous fruit and subtle spicy oak are supported by a backbone of fine, structural tannin and a long, seamless finish.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

An elongated gold label on a cabernet-shaped bottled as opposed to the Burgundy shape of the Adelaide Hills version is partly explained by the fact that the back label has both English and French versions of the consumer information. It is distinctly richer and fuller-bodied than its Adelaide Hills sibling, blackberry and licorice fruit backed by more assertive oak and stronger tannins. Needs, and will repay, cellaring. Rating 93 - Drink by 2027, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep crimson red with purple highlights.

Aroma

Intense aromas of blueberries, blackberries and blood- plums are layered with underlying dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee and roasted chicory, with a slight perfumed lift and fragrant star anise spice.

Palate

Richly textured, round and plush with a full, yet elegant palate of bright, fleshy blood-plum and juicy berry flavours. Subtle French oak supports a fine acid structure and long silky tannins, resulting in a harmonious, mouth-watering palate with a long, seamless finish.

Food Matching

Great with roast beef with caramelised onion marmalade, sizzling Mongolian lamb or seared kangaroo fillet with beetroot relish.

Cellaring

Enjoyable on release or will develop complex, integrated flavours with six to eight years careful cellaring.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy & Gold Medal - 2014 Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Double Gold - 2014 China Wine and Spirit Awards Best Value

Gold Medal - 2014 International Wine Challenge

Gold Medal - 2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition New Zealand

Silver Medal - Outstanding 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Silver Medal - 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Silver Medal - 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Silver Medal - 2014 Barossa Wine Show

Silver Medal - 2014 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Award Winning Winery

Wolf Blass Wines has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world's most successful and awarded wineries.

Wolf Blass was created in 1973 when Wolf started his own business, purchasing a 2.5 acre land holding with an old army shed outside Nuriootpa, at the northern end of the Barossa Valley.

In researching the name Bilyara, Wolf learned it was the Aboriginal name for "Eaglehawk" and given the eagle was also the national emblem of Germany, he decided his wines would carry the Eagle - a legacy that continues today and into the future.

Wolf Blass Wines won three consecutive Jimmy Watson Trophies with Black Label, generating substantial publicity and hype. In 1999, Wolf Blass Black Label made history, becoming the only wine to win the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy an unprecedented four times.

From this time onwards, growth has been impressive and inspiring with Wolf Blass winning a grand total of more than 3,000 awards at national and international wine shows, including most recently, International Red Winemaker of the Year at the 2008 International Wine Challenge in London.

Wolf Blass Wines have a tradition of quality, character and consistency from the refined and elite Platinum Label, and the majestic and complex Black Label through to delicate Rieslings and crisp Chardonnays.

Winemakers

Wolf Blass winemakers are an award winning winemaking team, continuously striving for the ultimate in excellence, character and integrity. The Wolf Blass wine style has always been a unique and highly distinguishable one. Our winemaking teams strong focus on careful fruit sourcing, fermentation, maturation and blending results in lifted vibrant fruit flavours, a soft, rounded palate and well integrated tannins that are the hallmarks of the total Wolf Blass range.

Chief Winemaker Chris Hatcher is widely considered to be one of Australia's leading winemakers and respected wine show judges. A wonderful ambassador for the wines of Wolf Blass and Australia, Chris Hatcher's legacy to Australian winemaking is already monumental.

"The sum of all parts should still be a better result than the quality of each individual part, otherwise why blend at all" - Chris Hatcher Chief Winemaker.

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