First Drop Half & Half Shiraz/Monastrell 2010, Barossa, South Australia

Red Blend Red Blend
South Australia, Australia

$16.25 (285452)

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October 13, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This label is cool, the wine is intriguing. Monastrell (alias mourvèdre) often has a reductive/meaty note that is...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Fun, fresh and undeniably approachable. This monastrell-shiraz blend is medium bodied, fleshy, spicy and almost...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Rather baked/cooked fruit, cherry pie and dried fig aromas and flavours; the palate is smooth, soft, fruity, of...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

Ripe, fruity, soft and easy going. This wine has all the hallmarks of a clean, warm Barossa red with the Monastrell cutting through any over the top richness from the Shiraz. Barossa Shiraz on the nose with rich strawberry, white pepper, violets and orange. The palate is med + body, low acid and almost no tannin. Pleasant and easy to drink, but I don't think it has the structure for long term aging. Drink till 2015. Tasted Mar '13

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