Oliver & Greg's Shiraz 187ml review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

The smaller quarter bottle format is becoming increasingly popular outside pub listings and you'll now find them in ready-meal home delivery options such as Parsley Box. It's an expensive way to buy wine but when all you want is one large glass then this format with its traditional (small) bottle shape and screwcap is reassuringly convenient. Unfortunately this Aussie Shiraz suffered from excessive 'bottle stink' - that is when the sulphite preservative affects the aroma becoming unpleasantly like rubber. But pour the wine and leave it for an hour and this should have dissipated leaving behind flavours of blackberry and black coffee grounds with violets.

Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Shiraz/Syrah
Country: Australia
Region: South East
Supplier: Parsley Box, Battlefield Beers
Price when reviewed: 2.99 (equivalent to £11.96 for 75cl)
Alcohol %: 13.5
Format: Bottle with screwcap
Notes: 187ml quarter bottle

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