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Gnarly Dudes Barossa Valley Shiraz

8.934 ratings
8.63 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

I recently review the 2016 Angels’ Share Shiraz, however the Gnarly Dudes packs a bigger punch. Deep and dark purple color with aromas of fresh blue/red fruits with spicy notes. The palate revealed rich ripe fruits, plum and blueberry with firm tannins and acidity to match. I noted some cacao, toasty oak, vanilla and black pepper on a lingering finish. If you open a bottle, give the wine a few minutes to let it approach it’s beauty.

I recently review the 2016 Angels’ Share Shiraz, however the Gnarly Dudes packs a bigger punch. Deep and dark purple color with aromas of fresh blue/red fruits with spicy notes. The palate revealed rich ripe fruits, plum and blueberry with firm tannins and acidity to match. I noted some cacao, toasty oak, vanilla and black pepper on a lingering finish. If you open a bottle, give the wine a few minutes to let it approach it’s beauty.

Apr 14th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Another beautiful and supple and great value wine.

Another beautiful and supple and great value wine.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2017
Theodore John Nictakis

Very solid and classic Barossa Shiraz. Shiny acidity that helps to balance the abundance of dark fruit

Very solid and classic Barossa Shiraz. Shiny acidity that helps to balance the abundance of dark fruit

Mar 23rd, 2019
Peter Worthington

This wine is not trying to hide anything. It’s big and bold and beautiful. It tastes of the earth, but offers sophisticated characteristics. I’d eat this with a big juicy rare NY Strip Steak and be a very happy guy.

This wine is not trying to hide anything. It’s big and bold and beautiful. It tastes of the earth, but offers sophisticated characteristics. I’d eat this with a big juicy rare NY Strip Steak and be a very happy guy.

Dec 24th, 2018
Jim
8.3

Costco $22.99 not bad but just ok, like others better, skip

Costco $22.99 not bad but just ok, like others better, skip

Dec 21st, 2018
JJ Lumia

Blackberry and espresso flavors dominate. Lush and syrupy with a long peppery finish. A typical in your face Gnarly Dudes, fruit-forward but not lacking in interest.

Blackberry and espresso flavors dominate. Lush and syrupy with a long peppery finish. A typical in your face Gnarly Dudes, fruit-forward but not lacking in interest.

Aug 2nd, 2018
Erik Wochna

16' vintage

16' vintage

Jul 21st, 2018
Keith Ward

Awesome!!

Awesome!!

Apr 2nd, 2018
J Choi
8.9

2012

2012

Apr 1st, 2018
Andy

Great wish fish!

Great wish fish!

Mar 27th, 2018