Yellow Tail Shiraz 2010

Yellow Tail's shiraz carried my highest hopes for its 2010 red range.  The aroma though was a little sweet smelling, with notes of baked plums, leaving me to fear residual sugar on the palate again.  And on the palate, there it was - that sweet flavour on the tip of the tongue.  Fruity but sweet.  Not for me.  79 points (6.4/10)

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $9.99
Source: sample
Would I buy it having tasted it?  No
South Eastern Australia
April 18, 2011


  1. Good work Sean. Out of curiosity, I've always, always wanted to buy a bottle of Yellow Tail ($5 on discount can't be that bad?), but I've never got round to it.

    Your notes confirm what I suspected. :)

    Chris P

  2. In some ways I lamented too afterwards that I didn't get the opportunity to taste the wine without the apparent residual sugar. If "commercial wine" is wine made to a recipe, then this is regrettably not a recipe that I liked.


  3. I usually love this wine. I find the 2010 has a very overpowering alcohol aroma - it just doesn't seem as warm as previous years. I'm now wishing I'd kept some older years in case of emergency. =P


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