Thursday, January 01, 2009

Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz 2006

Price: $15.99 @ Vinnin Square Liquors (Swampscott, MA)
Recommended by: Wine Spectator gave this a 91
Comments: We do not usually buy a Shiraz that's over, say, $12, but this one was worth the extra couple of dollars. It is very smooth, with flavors of black cherry, plum, vanilla, and chocolate. It is a tad high in alcohol (15%), but you couldn't tell in the flavor. If you want to move past your basic Shiraz, this is a great one to consider. We think it's the best one we've had (perhaps even better than Wolf Blass Gold Label).
Rating:
8/10

1 comment:

Bob said...

Hey! Good to see you back in action with the wine reviews. I picked this one up based on the WS recommendation too. You caught it at a good price!

I gave it 87 points. I just wasn't that impressed with it for some reason:

http://corkd.com/wine/view/65002-2006_Jim_Barry_Shiraz_The_Lodge_Hill

I'd try it again if I found it for $15.99 but I think I paid close to $20 if not a little more. :)

Cheers!