Full Review

Beastly

Beastly
2013 Red, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: .3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Beastly
2013 Red, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: .3%
Opaque black garnet color. Delicate, fruity, spicy herbal aromas of blueberry pie and eucalyptus with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length praline and creme brulee finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A robust, fruity, spicy treat.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: blueberry pie and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: praline and creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, fruity, spicy treat.

The Producer or Importer or Marketer

The Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer or  Marketer
4596 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
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Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.