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R Wines Luchador Shiraz

2007 / 750 ml.

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Where it's produced

Country:
Australia
Region:
South Australia

What's in the Bottle

95% Shiraz, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Product Details

Brand:
R Wines
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2007
Item #:
53674
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
811676000382

Product Overview

 

R Wines Luchador Shiraz  2007 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • OT Other Review Service
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

90
90 pts. : February, 2009

[Recommended and tasted, but no tasting note given.]

89
:

Mixed aromas of vanilla, Christmas spices and brandied black cherries give an almost dessert-like impression, although the wine is technically dry. The texture is creamy and luxurious, and the wine is very easy to drink despite its considerable weight, balanced by a tart edge of acidity on the finish. Drink now–2012.

87
87 pts. : May 31, 2010

Polished and generous, offering a lively interplay of black cherry, licorice and dried tomato notes that make for a distinctive profile. Finishes with a mild grip of tannins. Drink now through 2013.

Staff Picks

Kevin McPartland: July 18, 2013
: July, 2013 5/5 stars

Subtle, this wine is certainly not. A product of the always-entertaining and high-quality Australian outfit R Wines, Luchador is soft on tannins and strong on dark berry fruit, with notes of chocolate and oak and a characteristically smooth finish. The fruit is heavy and deep and accents the dark ruby coloring. Try it with (or without) a wrestling mask for maximum enjoyment.

Member Store Reviews

Labels rarely indicate the quality of the wine on which they appear, but this Australian Shiraz lives up to its colorful packaging by declaring that this is a “wine that will body slam your tongue.” Subtle, this wine is certainly not. A product of the always-entertaining and high-quality Australian outfit R Wines, Luchador is soft on tannins and strong on dark berry fruit, notes of chocolate and oak, and a characteristic smooth finish. The fruit is heavy and deep and accents the dark ruby coloring. Try it with (or without) a wrestling mask for maximum enjoyment.