Longrow Red Australian Shiraz Review

This is part of the wine finished Longrow Red series. This expression spent 6 years in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead and 5 years in an Australian Shiraz cask before being bottled at 53.7% ABV.

Nose: Strange, but intriguing – like a peated white wine. Toffee, damp oak with some floral notes, nutmeg.

Palate: Very strong peat – even for an 11 year old scotch. Shiraz lends some sweeter notes along with cardamom and blood orange.

Finish: Very sweet here as peat fades rapidly leaving you with a wine aftertaste.

Rating: 89/100 – My first Shiraz finish so far, and I’m a pretty big fan. A nice change of pace from your typical sherry/port finish.

Value for the money: These retail around $90, and I like it at that price.

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