groom shiraz 2006 wins accolades galore
I was pleased to see some other reviews of the 06 Groom Shiraz..a barossa red wine which we have been impressed with for a number of years, now.
Groom 2006 Shiraz amongst the Best of the Best Shiraz in the recently released, bestselling James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2009 Edition.The Groom 2006 Shiraz was one of the few Barossa wines to score a fantastic 96 points. Only one wine scored higher. See Halliday’s review below
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2009 Edition
Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006
Dense purple; rich, focused and powerful blackberry and licorice fruit, oak in the back stalls; harmonious and complete wine with great balance and mouthfeel. Cork. 14.3% alc.
Rating 96. To 2016.
The Yankee press are excited too.
Dan Berger reviewed it as Exceptional. Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences 30 October 2008 Issue 37
“2006 Groom Shiraz, Barossa Valley : Blueberry and spice aroma, hints of unsweetened cocoa.Blackberry mid-palate and perfect tannin structure. A wine that gives Grange a run for the money—and you can buy eight bottles of this wine for the price of one Grange.”
Wine Spectator – Aug 15th 2008
Harvey Steiman’s “Bakers Dozen of Rich Australian Reds’
GROOM Shiraz Barossa Valley 2006 Score: 91
Dark in color and flavor, with black cherry and blackberry fruit coursing through20from the first sip to the long, lively finish. The tannins are well-integrated, and the wine feels juicy, deftly balancing the fruit with refreshing acidity and a hint of smoke. Drink now through 2016. 1,358 cases imported. —H.S.
Master of Gastronomy, Le Cordon Bleu
Author of Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook
Groom 2006 Shiraz
This wine is poised to become Australia’s next cult Shiraz. (No surprise that it is made by the man responsible for producing Penfolds’ Grange from ’84-’90.) A nose of black cherry, currant and cocoa precedes a bowl of black fruit flavors, dusty tannins and pleasantly biting acid. Restrained by Aussie standards, underlying leather and anise keep the Shiraz grounded.