I've enjoyed Wolf Blass wines before. I cannot remember which specific variety, but I know it was Shiraz and I know it was good. Feeling particularly celebratory today (having retrieved my diamond engagement ring from the depths of lost-forever-land) I decided to spring for the Yellow Label, even though the Red Label was on sale. This is most unlike me, I assure you. So, an $18.99 bottle!! Is that swanky or what? I will admit I am still slightly confused by the name "Wolf" Blass in conjunction with a picture of an eagle on the label. What do you think that is about? Oh, also of note, Wold Blass also won the Internation Wine Challenge "Red Winemaker of the Year" in '08.
I also wasn't sure if Red Label was allowed since it was a Shiraz Grenache or a Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon... are blends allowed on this venture of mine? I ask you to help me decided! Please vote in the poll to your right!
Wolf Blass: Yellow Label (Australia, 2007)
A word from the wine:
"The Yellow Label Shiraz displays attractive plum, spice and pepper characters, married with a subtle integrated oak, creating a rich, well structured wine with a good length of flavour"
Serious stuff. No metaphors or similes or other foolishness here.
This is a nice wine. I knew it would be because I smelled it from across the room when the Husband opened it up. Very rich - and true to its description as far as "length of flavour" goes. I also really liked that while the initial feel of the wine was rich and velvety, it almost seemed like it melted into its true peppery flavor - a very smooth and easy transformation. No buzz after the first glass, though - so I guess that is the only downside.
Helpful Husband: Tip "I really like this one... mumble mumble mumble"
HH: "Best one so far"