Full Review

Haan

Haan
2014 Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 15%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Haan
2014 Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 15%
Nearly opaque violet color. Bright aromas and flavors of chocolate and vanilla nut fudges, dried cassis, and eucalyptus with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, long mocha nuts, herbal lozenge, dried peach, and cedar finish. A big, creamy, spicy velvet brick of red blend with great depth and balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity, oaky, rich & full & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate and vanilla nut fudges, dried cassis, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: mocha nuts, herbal lozenge, dried peach, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, creamy, spicy velvet brick of red blend with great depth and balance.

The Importer

GK Global, Inc.

The Importer
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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.