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Steve Hoff Rossco's ShirazSouth Australia Barossa Valley2004
From producer "Heritage Wines" situated in
the historic village of Marananga in the Barossa Valley. This small family-owned enterprise is run by winemaker, Steve Hoff, a
sixth generation descendant of early Barossa settlers,and his wife, Christine.
Steve Hoff also offers a lower priced Shiraz varietal label that provides a very nice easy drinking fruit filled Shiraz with a high QPR - quality to price ratio.
This bottle exhibited dark purple color, medium to full bodied, slightly funky with black berry fruit flavors overtaken by predominant leathery raisin accented by a smoke, meat, bacon, layer with mocha cassis flavors with a moderate tannin finish.
RM 84 points.
The funkiness makes me wonder if perhaps this was a slightly tainted bottle. This isn't as good as the lower priced Barossa Shiraz. .