Beyond The Black Stump Shiraz
Country Produced: Australia
Alcohol Content: 14% Vol
Brand: Laithwaites Wine
Type: Full-bodied, rich red
Subregion Produced: barossa
Manufacturer/Producer: Laithwaites Wine
Australia is renowned for sumptuous Shiraz, with the likes of Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, also from the Barossa, fetching well in excess of £100 a bottle. Black Stump Reserve too is a showcase red, yet priced within reach of us all. Winemaker Alan Kennett knows how to impress – his ‘everyday’ Black Stump once won a Trophy Prestige in Bordeaux of all places.
So with the benchmark set he applied his skills to supreme quality Shiraz from the region that was created with this grape very much in mind – the Barossa Valley. With American oak maturation the wine’s rich, full, smoky blackberry fruit has taken on seductive overtones of mocha and vanilla. It’s a fine fireside companion or partner to spicy Moroccan lamb or steak.