dependable and completely pleasant!
Fruity, mellow, with a subtle but substantial bouquet and a velvety touch to the tongue, this wine has never let me down. It is one of the most drinkable wines I have tasted. I even have given it to people who don't like red wine and they admit that they actually enjoyed the experience. The price it is sold for is in NO way an indication of the worth that is found within. (Thank goodness!) While it is recommended for spicy foods (which it does go great with!), I say it is good with anything, from duck to steak to Italian to takeout Chinese to hot dogs. It is a great addition to a fondue night, and you don't have to feel (that) bad about using some of it in your cooking! Dress it up or dress it down. Snobs won't notice a difference between it and their pricy label and the t-shirt/jeans type won't feel intimidated. When in doubt, don't doubt, just bring a bottle of this with you!
I'm not really a shiraz drinker. But this one is a winner, I really like it. And that says a heck of a lot for this type. Because most shiraz I hate, but not this one. Nicely priced too.
Great Value, Long Finish
Found this wine to be medium bodied, not heavy, not overpowering, rather fine...the strong finish builds for several minutes. Terrific Value - magnums are available. RECOMMENDED.
Big, Bold, and cheap
How can you beat this,a great nose and fresh fruit and berries all for 8 bucks
A Shiraz worth drinking at a great price.
Everytime I drink this Shiraz it brings a smile to my lips and a rush to my palate. It is jammed full of wonderful fruit with a nice finish. This is among my top three or four favorite red wines, and is about half the price of the others.
Best bang for your wine buck
While the Old Vine Red, Lot 27, is my favorite wine at any price, the diamond label Shiraz is probably, dollar for dollar, the best shiraz around. Fantastic from start to finish, and generally available around $10/bottle.
Very nice and affordable
Nice finish, not too dry, and not too sweet. Well balanced
remember thinking it was pretty good.
One of our first decanting experiences. Pretty decent once we'd let it breathe.
Full-bodied with a spicy finish
Most experienced shiraz drinkers may be turned off by this offering, as it is a little on the sweet side. But people who typically do not like big red wines will find this a good introduction to the "dark side". However, later on, they may want to experiment to find a more balanced wine.
However, one can find little fault in the consistency of this label. Year after year, they produce very affordable wines that are often contenders (and winners) in major tasting competitions.
Very soft with an afterbite. Flavorful up front and lasting.
by "vito" veritas
- sums it up. A Shiraz that's priced like it should be - not some show #'s and delivers great taste, great value & lotsa' versatility. Merry Xmas (Buon Natale).
full of flavor and body, but---
This is a wonderful wine right off the bat, packed with flavor and fullness, and worth a repeat. The flavors are so good, it is a shame that the acidity is too low, and it ends up being a little flabby with not such a good follow.
full bodied with rich fruit taste
one of my favorite!!! with greate price
Perfect at this price
Robust, and full-bodied, with hearty, dark-fruit flavors of black-cherry and prune. Bold and deliciously spicy, with a smooth finish. Pair this with red-sauce Italian dishes for a great combo.
Very reasonable, medium bodied red
I thought it was above average bottle, especially for price. I noticed more of licorice-type flavor and oaky wood. I drank this bottle with food and without. I enjoyed it more by itself than I did with food.
Great wine, great price
Year in and year out, this one is a winner - just delicious red that can stand up to robust foods.
Great at $8.!!!!!!
nice and big, lush, jammy, good wood and tannins.
A VERY BROAD NOSE OF JAM FOLLOWED BY A MOUTHFUL OF FRUIT AND BERRIES THAT LINGER PLEASANTLY THROUGH THE LONG FINISH. IF YOU LIKE SHIRAZ YOU'LL APPRECIATE THIS BOTTLE AS A STANDARD AND AT A BARGAIN PRICE.
2009 - I thought I had opened a bottle of concord grape wine, based on the nose and the first taste. But it quickly changed to a more traditional black cherry and dark fruit finish. Not much in the middle. I'd have given it 2 stars except the price is pretty good for this caliber of wine.
drinkable, but not excellent
My first shiraz
Smooth initial taste with a finishing spicy after taste.
a classic shiraz, fruit, moderate bite, quite pleasant
Disappointed after so many great reviews
I have to agree with some of the previous reviews that labelled this wine as robust; it is indeed robust in flavor. Unfortunately, to my palate it was too robust, particularly in the spicy notes. It almost tasted like over-spiced mulled wine. Perhaps paired with the right food this wine could impress, but I think there must be better examples of the type in the same price range. I actually had an excellent shiraz at a formal dinner a few nights previous to drinking this 2003 Rosemount. That wine was an Australian in a magnum and I'm guessing wasn't a very expensive wine. When I get the name from the host, I'll come back and review (hopefully my wine store stocks).
I agree, drinkable, but not much more
The color is good, but the nose is a little tight. At least it is not an over sugarfied, ultra new world fruit bomb. It is better than Yellow-tail, but what isn't. It has some fruit and i can see that people like smooth, but this has no mid-palate, and almost no finish, very one dimensional. i realize it is under $10, but I would rahter spend $12-15 on one good bottle of wine, than $6-8 on 2 mediocre bottles. m Total Wine carries 2-up (even though it is not on their web site) @ $12, which BLOWS this away. If you want to taste what Syrah/Shriaz is supposed to taste like, try Columbia Crest Grand Estates (and only Grand Estates) Syrah and it is less than $12.
Warning! Buyer beware!
I have to imagine after reading the other reviews, and trying this wine, that most are novice Shiraz drinkers. This stuff is absolute swill! I almost puked. Simple, sugery, bad after taste. Congratulations Rosemount - you are only the third wine I ever poured down the drain! Wyndham Bin 555 is ten times the wine for the same price.