Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wolf Blass Premium: Week #45

Helpful Husband and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary today - isn't that special?  So far I've gone for a run, done two loads of laundry, gotten grocerie, and gone to a High School graduation.  Our life of glamour and romance never ceases to amaze me and drive all those who know me into a jealous rage.  (Sorry about that, by the way). 

The good news is we bought bacon and scallops at the grocery store!  The bad news is we have no babysitter, so it looks like an evening of drinking in the living room.  Luckily, since it is a special occasion, I feel it acceptable to spend $30 on a bottle of Shiraz!  Even better is that is is my favorite brand, you all know it - the good old, dependable, trustworthy, hugs you when you're feeling down friend, WB (we're close enough to be on a nickname basis).  The thing is, I mean, can you imagine Wolf Blass tasting BETTER than it already does to justify a $10 price hike?  It boggles the mind!  Needless to say, my expectations are high with this bottle.

Wolf Blass Premium Selection - Australia, 2008
14.5% alc./vol.
A word from the wine:
"Sourced from premium South Australian vineywards, the 2008 Premium Selection Shiraz is matured in a combination of American and French oak for sixteen months.  It delivers riper blueberry and plum characters while remaining well balanced, with supple fine tannins on the finish."
Wolf Blass is a class act.  It is all business on this label.  Don't mess around with the Wolf.

Oh Em Gee.  This is some seriously delicious wine.  There is just a hint of pepper on the finish, but just as the Yellow Label, its flavors melt together in a seamless transition.  But, this is a whole new level, the Premium goes down so incredibly easy...It's like silk, or velvet, or cashmere, or some other high-end textile.  And, let me tell you, it was effortless to drink - hence the empty bottle in the above photo.

Helpful Husband: "Holy Crap, that is smooth!"


  1. I am jealous! I will have to splurge for a special occasion sometime :) Happy Anniversary!

  2. Glad you enjoyed the wine, and happy anniversary!!!

  3. Happy Anniversary!! I've been eyeing this one, but have been too cheap to try it.I was afraid with such high expectations I'd be disappointed. You've convinced me to give it a try! SIS (Sister-In-Shiraz)

  4. sounds delicious !! sorry about the babysitting mixup. I owe you one!

  5. beautiful quilt in the background..