Banrock Station Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Banrock Station Shiraz CabernetPrice: $6
Maker: Banrock Station Wines, Kingston on Murray, South Australia
Varietal: Shiraz (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Alcohol: 13.5%
Our Rating: 8 out of 10

We’ve seen Banrock Station Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, an Aussie bargain wine, on the shelf numerous times, and finally brought a bottle home. This wine is mostly Shiraz (80%) with some Cabernet Sauvingon blended in. It has a fairly potent aroma of berries, cedar, spice. On the palate, it’s very juicy – we found it to be medium bodied with flavors of ripe cherries, oak, and nicely balanced tannins. It’s not particularly spicy for a Shiraz. We recommend letting this wine breathe for quite a while, as that brought out the fruit and made the wine more pleasant overall.

We hope to see some Banrock Station casks (that’s what boxed wine is called in Australia) eventually. They haven’t hit our local market, but judging by the Banrock Station website they are a major focus of the firm.

2 thoughts on “Banrock Station Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2004”

  1. I love matties Pearch Cabernet Sauvignon, but can’t find it ant more in the Texas Coastal bend area . I live in Rockport Texas What do I do Now??? I Want my wine!!!!

  2. Just opened a bottle of 2005 and it is delicious. Hope to be able to find more of this if I can remember where I bought it. First sip tastes a bit like licorice (which my wife and I both like, so it really caught our attention), the 2nd sip brings out more of a peppery flavor. This combined with the smoothness really makes for a fine wine.

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