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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot 2012

Wirra Wirra has launched a promotional campaign to coincide with the release of two wines from its 'Scrubby Rise' range. You can read more about the campaign online, but the basic premise is you take a 'selfie' (yoof speak for: "take a photo of one's self") and in return you could wine a trip to London. 

Well, I'm happy to pimp myself for such a chance - even though I suspect I am not eligible given I would be classified as "media". Both wines were supplied as samples for review.

I've previously written about the 'White' here, now it's the turn of the red.

A mix of Shiraz, Cabernet and Petit Verdot. Opens with plum, cedar and a little sweetness that one could describe as cola-cube. The palate displays a plushness; it's soft, easy-going with a mix of black and red fruits on offer. Adding to this is a little savoury weight by way of tapenade.

In the main though, i'd consider it juicy, pretty more-ish and definitely a wine for now. At this price point you'd certainly be happy. 89

Tasted on: Sunday 23rd February, a Leaf Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $15
Alcohol: ?
Closure: Screwcap

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*This post was edited at 15:00 on 19/03/2014 to reflect that the prize on offer is a trip to London. The link to more info was also edited.


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