Wine of the Week for July 3, 2006

False Bay Shiraz 2004 - $11.95
Style: R2
South Africa

What I find amazing about these huge, jammy reds is that they can be ideal summer wines. This one has an inky black cherry colour. The nose is true shiraz, right down to a suspicion of pinotage at the hind end. Aromas include black raspberry, leather, earth and vanilla. Rich and juicy on the palate, silky smooth with mild tannins, crisp acidity and gobs of dark berry flavours. Quite big and with very good length, it's something of a fruit bomb that gets an attractive lift from what must be some added pinotage. Pour over ice cream? (LCBO 665307)

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