These RAHS 175th Anniversary Commemorative Wine tasting notes were produced while recording episode 158 of The Adelaide Show podcast in the secretary’s office at the Royal Adelaide Show.

The commemorative wine was released for the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society’s 175th Anniversary in 2014 and Michelle Hocking surprised us delightfully by selecting it as the wine for our SA Drink Of The Week.

UPDATE: A year later, we returned and tried the wine again. Here are our 175th Commemorative Wine tasting notes from 2017.

RAHS 175th Anniversary Commemorative Wine tasting notes

The wine is a 2010 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, consisting of wines sourced from three of South Australia’s most noble wine regions; the Barossa, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale.

Richard Fewster explained how three wine companies were asked to share their best barrels for this blend; Orlando, Hardy and Yalumba.

The final selections were overseen by three, respected names in the wine industry, Huon Hooke, Brian Croser AO and Michael Brajkovich MW.

Steve noted he got a nice mat of tannin (probably from the Coonawarra), a hint of “sultana-like” fruitiness (he put this down to the sunshine from McLaren Vale) and a subtle touch of leather (which he ascribed to the Barossa’s influence).

Michael noted how young this six-year-old wine is tasting, suggesting to him that it has plenty of legs left it and will most likely cellar for an extended period.

Everybody commented upon its smoothness and integration.

You can hear our smooth, integrated, wine tasting about three minutes in, in the player below.

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