Hello again, last time I talked about a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc,
this month I'm going to take you a few thousand miles away to the west
coast of Australia to sample a red. Australia is renowned for making
bold, 'in your face' wines with a high percentage level.
The wine I'm going to look at is made from the Shiraz grape, which
is also referred to as Syrah in other wine growing regions. This particular
wine was one I saw on the bottom shelf at Asda a few years ago and at
£3.98 was reasonably priced!
However, this wine was a hidden gem, with its bold berry flavours and
the typical spicy peppery taste that a Shiraz should have. I have enjoyed
every bottle I have drank!
Buckingham Estate has since extended its range to include whites, reds
and a red reserve. So something for everyone!
Brand: Buckingham Estate
Region: Western Australia
Alcohol Strength: 13.5 %
The colour – Deep Purple
The bouquet – Peppery and fruity
Flavour - Spicy berries, black cherries, pepper and cedar
This wine would work well with turkey or red meats and because of the
strength would be best enjoyed with food. But don't let that stop you
trying a glass in the evening, while sitting by the fire.
Available from Asda and Morrisons
Price: £ 4.99 depending on the retailer (it's more expensive now
than when I originally brought it, but still a good buy).