We had a bottle of Yarrunga Field Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006 from New South Wales whilst we watched the Brits last night. I enjoyed them both more than I thought I would. The wine was a deep garnet and smelled of sweet, fresh baked brioche, smothered in damson jam.
The tannins were soft and ripe, and the 14% alcohol mixed in to create a full body. The sweet brioche flavour carried on to the palate with blackberries joining the damson, along with a smidge of rich dark chocolate and cinnamon. I wouldn’t have placed this as a Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz blend, there’s little blackcurrant and the spice is soft and sweet.
This is a bargain at under £6 a bottle from Laithwaites, certainly a wine I’d be happy to try again, and with the Osbournes in charge I think I’ll give the Brits another go next year too.