2013 Fowles Are You Game? ShirazBlend from Australia
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"This Shiraz is deep cherry red. On the nose black pepper, plum and cinnamon play with nutmeg and subtle oak notes. The palate is full of ripe red fruits and a medley of comple...
- 91+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
91+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Are You Game? Shiraz offers notes of blackberries, black cherries, cassis, blueberries, some black pepper, violets and a hint of cloves. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it offers beautifully rounded, perfectly ripe tannins and a long, perfumed finish. An absolute bargain of a cracking Shiraz!"
90 Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
"From Fowles Wine, who seem to be ever expanding their range, or at least have a lot of wines to dig through. Not a bad thing, just seems like a lot slide along the tasting bench. This is a wine of Victoria rather than the Fowles Strathbogie Ranges home. There’s some viognier in this shiraz.
Raspberry, red cherries, whiff of coconut-dusted-apricots, white pepper. A fair dash of white pepper in the palate, more red fruits, medium-bodied feel, cool and lengthy, hit of apricot-like sweetness too. Acidity pinches the wine a touch, but kind of refreshes the mouth and helps lick the sweetness away to a dryish finish. It’s a lovely, even-tempered, very easy to drink wine set firmly in the cooler expression of shiraz. Readily enjoyable."
"This Shiraz is deep cherry red. On the nose black pepper, plum and cinnamon play with nutmeg and subtle oak notes. The palate is full of ripe red fruits and a medley of complex spices and integrated oak that lead to a velvety long finish."
91+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz, Viognier|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, honey, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise and mint|