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Yellow Tail Shiraz is a full-bodied, robust red wine from Australia. This Shiraz is bursting with ripe, juicy flavors of blackberry, plum, and spice. On the palate, it is smooth and velvety with a hint of pepper and a long, lingering finish. The perfect accompaniment to a variety of dishes, Yellow Tail Shiraz is sure to please.
Tasting Notes: On the nose, Yellow Tail Shiraz offers aromas of ripe blackberry, plum, and spice. On the palate, it is smooth and velvety with a hint of pepper and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this full-bodied Shiraz with a variety of dishes, from grilled meats to hearty stews.
Producer Notes: Casella Family Brands
Casella Family Brands is a drinks producer based in Yenda, New South Wales, Australia. The company was founded in 1965 by Filippo Casella and his wife Maria, who immigrated to Australia from Italy. Today, the company is run by their three sons, John, Marcello, and Joe.
Casella Family Brands is best known for producing Yellow Tail, a popular brand of Australian wine that is sold in over 50 countries worldwide. Yellow Tail was first introduced in 2001 and quickly became a hit with consumers due to its affordable price point and easy-drinking style. The brand offers a wide range of varietals, including Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Grigio.
In addition to Yellow Tail, Casella Family Brands also produces a number of other wine brands, including Peter Lehmann Wines, Morris Wines, and Baileys of Glenrowan. Peter Lehmann Wines is a premium brand that specializes in Shiraz and other red varietals, while Morris Wines is known for its fortified wines, such as Muscat and Tokay. Baileys of Glenrowan is a historic winery that produces a range of red and white wines, as well as fortified wines.
Casella Family Brands also produces a range of spirits, including vodka, gin, and liqueurs. Their vodka brand, Vok, is a popular choice for cocktails, while their gin brand, Kangaroo Island Spirits, is made with native Australian botanicals. Their liqueurs include the popular brand, Yellowglen, which produces sparkling wine and a range of fruit-flavored liqueurs.
Overall, Casella Family Brands is a well-respected drinks producer that has made a name for itself both in Australia and around the world. With a focus on quality and affordability, their brands are enjoyed by consumers of all levels of wine and spirits expertise.
This is a much anticipated vintage for St. Henri, and it does not disappoint. The complexity of fruit here is stunning, together with a very complex and playfully fragrant, spicy edge with graphite, roasted coffee and woody spices, framing a core of very fresh blackberries, red and dark cherries and blueberries. So fresh and brimming with fruit aromas. The palate has a stunning array of deeply fleshy fruit flavors with a superb sense of length and powerful, ripe tannin, underpinning vibrant, fleshy fruit that is beautifully assembled in a refined, elegant and impressively pure mode. So long and pure. Silky and elegant. A real masterpiece, taking its place among the finest vintages like 2010, 1990 and 1971. 95% shiraz and 5% cabernet sauvignon. Drink over the next three decades.
The St. Henri cuvée is always brought up all in neutral oak casks, and the 2016 is a blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, with just 690 cases produced. This was a great vintage for South Australia, and this blockbuster sports a deep purple color as well as a dense, powerful, meaty bouquet of smoked black fruits, chocolate, bouquet garni, bay leaf, mint, and plenty of earthy minerality. Reminding me of an Hermitage from the likes of Delas Frères, it’s full-bodied and incredibly concentrated, with a stacked mid-palate and loads of ripe tannins. Backward and mostly potential at this point, it’s nevertheless a thrilling Shiraz readers should give 4-5 years of bottle age and it will knock your socks off over the coming two decades.
The 2016 St Henri Shiraz is one of the finest St Henris I've ever tasted, rivaling the likes of the 1986 or 1976. It's concentrated and rich, the essence of South Australia Shiraz (although it's been lightened by the addition of 5% Cabernet Sauvignon), unleavened by any new oak. Dark and tarry, it delivers notes of espresso and black olive, plummy fruit and roasted meat. Full-bodied and dense on the palate, it ends long, dark and savory.
Shows plenty of oomph and verve to the core of blackberry and blueberry flavors, with pops of minerally loam, licorice, black pepper and oolong tea. The tannins are fine-grained and dense, but this remains fresh overall, delivering vibrant juiciness that lends focus and energy to the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2035.