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Issue 2 - Buckingham Estate
Anne Kennedy - Chair of Kilburn WIne Circle

Anne Kennedy is Chair of Kilburn Wine Circle. Each issue, she'll be reviewing and recommending a new wine.

This issue: Buckingham Estate from Western Australia. A 'bold in your face red' available from Asda and Morrisons, priced at £4.99, depending on the retailer.

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
Grape: Shiraz
Year: 2006
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).

Anne Kennedy.

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