Well, I haven’t had Rosemount Estates since the days of drinking with the Skooze in Willowbrook. I now see it’s been way too long! Dylan to the rescue! Since I’ve been dreaming of shiraz lately(and sangiovese, much be the summer of S), he found this on clearance at Target and picked it up. Upon uncorking the beast, there was NO smell at all. None. I waited a while and picked up a faint fragrance, but nothing to write Martha Stewart about. After 30 minutes of letting it breathe, it was time to try this. I believe I had the Cabernet or Merlot back in the days of wine and skeezers, so it’s good to try another blend.
It’s a beautiful garnet color. It tastes of cherry and vanilla, and it’s not overpowering, more like a creamy taste– imagine that choco-vino(chocolate wine) wine, minus the chocolate taste, and you have this. Incredibly smooth. Also incredibly effective- one glass and I was Wonk! Wonk!(no idea what that word means.). It has a little spice to it also, which only complimented the flavor of the wine. We should have tried it with turkey burgers, but I don’t think we had much besides several cheeses with it- the mild Dubliner Dylan got, the parmesan with peppercorns that I had. That peppercorn kicked well wit this shiraz, no shit. I have a hunch that the infamous Palmer Place flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce would pair incredibly well with this wine.
It is a delicious, smooth wine. It’s not too much, but oh yes, one glass will produce a buzz. Or in my case, complete forgetfulness about whatever the hell you were talking about before the wine kicked in. There’s no bitterness and while it has a short finish, the taste of the wine stays on your tongue for a good while after you have polished it off.
Highly, highly recommend this for shiraz. I also like Jacob’s Creek, but this one blows that mother away. If you want a good, daily shiraz, I would recommend this.