About This Wine
There’s an interesting story behind the Nine Stones label.
It honors the heritage of the winery’s two owners, both of whom are of Celtic origin. Through history, the Celts left many groups of standing stones, including Stonehenge. And groups of nine standing stones exist in Devon, Derbyshire, Dorset and Cornwall, as well as in Aberdeenshire in Scotland and Count Carlow in Ireland.
Of course, we’re always more interested in what’s inside the bottle than what’s on the label, and the 2008 Nine Stones Shiraz does not disappoint. Part of the winery’s regional range of wines, it was crafted from grapes grown exclusively in the top regions of South Australia — in this case, the Barossa Valley, located about 30 miles north of Adelaide.
Shiraz, a.k.a. Syrah, is Australia’s signature red wine, and this rendition is smooth and creamy, boasting abundant fruit, herb and chocolate notes. It’s every bit as delicious as the Nine Stones label is fascinating.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:100% Shiraz
- Grape Source:Barossa Valley Vineyards in South Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Black Cherry, Herbs, Leather, Eucalyptus, Chocolate and Mocha
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb stew, or game meats.
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