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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Willy Willy Shiraz, New South Wales, 2009 - Laithwaite's

Another of my "discovery" wines from Laithwaites, this is a reasonably well-made wine, with plenty of typical warming Shiraz character - bramble fruit, prunes, spice and a hint of pencil shavings.

There's also vanilla from the oak, a smooth, easy drinking texture and a good finish.

Unfortunately, it is noticeably sweet on the palate and for me, that made it too much like Ribena to take seriously (or even enjoy properly); Laithwaites replaced this under their 100% satisfaction guarantee scheme.

It's hard to know what to match this with due to the noticeable sweetness - try slow-roast chicken with root veg or lamb with redcurrant jelly.

£6.99 plus delivery from Laithwaites. It has an award from the Australian Inland Wine Show 2009.


Laithwaites - http://www.laithwaites.co.uk/

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