Wine Review: Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet 2014

This weekend we took advantage of the cooler Australian winter to sample one of our favourite brands, and one that offers a remarkably nice wine at a very affordable price.

Believe me, if you love your red wine and are looking for a case to enjoy or put away, you will be hard pressed to find a cheaper wine of the same quality.

Keep reading to discover more.

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When shopping for wines to enjoy, we look for a range of factors including such things as:

  • the brand name
  • familiarity of the wine
  • price
  • year of harvest
  • reviews from family and friends or in the press, as well as
  • the reason for the purchase.

If we were purchasing a wine as a present for a good friend’s 30th birthday, we would be choosing a wine differently than if we wanted a bottle or two to enjoy with some marinated chops on the barbecue.

Luckily in Australia, we are spoilt for choice. In this instance, we were just looking for a pleasant red wine for dinner, and so we felt very comfortable picking some from the lovely range of Wolf Blass.

These guys produce a wide range of white, sparkling, red, and dessert/fortified wines ranging from around AUD$70 a case to over AUD$500 a case, so there is always something to choose from, for every occasion.

As we were having a lamb dinner, we chose some very affordable bottles of their 2014 Red Label Shiraz Cabernet. Costing under AUD$10 for a 750ml bottle, we knew from experience that the old days of not being able to buy a decent wine under $20 was well and truly over.

We opened the bottle before dinner to allow it to breathe, and then served it with the meal at a room temperature of around 19 degrees celsius. Although it was cool outside, the oven in the kitchen was keeping the living area toasty warm.

Upon tasting, we were pleased that once again Wolf Blass did not disappoint. There were abundant flavours of red berries, which were matched by its spice and mint. It was soft on the palate and pleasant to drink.

The first bottle disappeared as we chatted to friends over the meal, and we were able to enjoy the second – which had also been opened in anticipation.

This lovely wine would be suitable with a wide range of foods including:

  • meaty pizza
  • roast lamb
  • roast vegetables
  • pork sausage
  • beef stew, and
  • a cheese platter with Cheddar and a mellow Blue 

This wine is priced to sell, and is often bought by the case by many discerning drinkers, who love a glass of something nice with their evening meal or to share with friends.

We feel happy to recommend it.

Today’s Wine Review Score:

4 out of 5

Wolf Blass Wines

If you love your sparkling wines, make sure you check out our review of ‘Lanson Black Label Champagne, it has a fresh and fruity bouquet that is most enjoyable.

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