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wine of the week

2009 Fowles, ‘Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch’ Shiraz, Strathbogie Ranges, Australia

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I admit that I was skeptical the first time I saw this bottle. The name is funky. The label is fun. Would the wine be able to live up to its packaging? The answer is a resounding yes! From the cooler reaches of the Strathbogie Ranges, it’s a fantastic example of the evolution of Aussie Shiraz.  Be prepared for a very pleasant surprise. More savoury than jammy, aromas of meat, leather and a snap of black pepper waft from the glass. Lush and rich on the palate with black cherry and a meatiness that echoes in the nose. Voluptuous but not tawdry, it offers a silky smooth texture.  This is always a satisfying mouthful. In honour of the name, serve with game meat like venison. – MM


$39.99 (SKU #787267) Available at BC Liquor Stores.

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