December 15, 2010

2008 Chook Shed Shiraz - $8

The cooky (chooky?) rooster & shed label on this bottle drew me in, and I'm glad it did. This wine has a thick body that just clings to the side of the glass. The nose is present, and pleasant, but a bit sneaky too. Flavor-wise, it's hard to narrow down, other than to call it rich and grapey. Drinking note: I'd give this one some extra breathing time - more than your typical Syrah/Shiraz would need.

thumbs up - 86


  1. Totally agree...let it breathe but it was tasty!

  2. This is my "house" wine. TJ's is sold out of 2008. Apparently I'm not the only one drinking copious quantities of it...!