Maker: Wyndham Estate
Packaging: Bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz 2003 is from the reported birthplace of Australian Shirazes, and it’s a typical, very good example of an inexpensive wine that doesn’t taste cheap. It has a nice, plum and cherry fruitiness, with oak and spice strengthening into the finish. We found it on sale for a paltry $6, and even for several dollars more it’s a nice combination of shiraz flavor and value.
The NoMerlot blog says of the 2002,
The nose is thick with ripe plums, berries and spices that follow through with balanced dark fruit flavors, soft oaky vanilla, licorice, and peppery spice. A well-integrated wine with a satisfying and lengthy finish.
The Grape Juice blog was less impressed by the 2002, noting, “It was a tasty wine, but as far as offering something outstanding or unique, I don’t think it was anything to rave about. ” Adventures in Food and Wine said, ” it is a fruity and spicy shiraz with a bit of creaminess on the tongue.” Cwangdom found a hint of tobacco, though I didn’t notice this in my bottle.