Wine tasting note: 1996 Wyndham 555 Shiraz

1996 Wyndham 555 Shiraz

25th Aug 1998 GBP7 Australia Table Red

[Tasted Blind]
Deep, even, purple/red.
Powerful cassis, eucalyptus and mint nose - alcoholic, open and attractive.
Fat and ripe with rich, alcholic cassis fruit. Warm, bracing acidity, lurking oak and a long spicy finish.
[Fullness 5/5, Drinkability B - drink now or keep, 93/100]
With Game:
Impressive with the Grouse - the food was initially swamped but came through in a harmonious finish.
Stunning with the Venison - the best combination of the night: the berry fruit matched the jelly perfectly and the meat teased incredible rich coffee/chocolate flavours from the wine.
The venison dominated a long finish.
With the Pigeon the wine seemed acidic and didn't really gel.
The Rabbit bought out bitter notes in the wine.
[Grouse 1-2, Venison 1+, Wood Pigeon 3, Rabbit 3]

Wine Tasting: Wine with Game (WINE Magazine)