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Sep 07

Raise a glass of Woop Woop

Woopwoop
In honor of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, who always made me smile, we popped open a bottle of Aussie Shiraz the other night. The wine – 2005 Woop Woop Shiraz. Like Steve Irwin, the name made me smile. In case you’re curious, Woop Woop is apparently Australian slang for "the middle of nowhere in the Outback." The wine has a decent pedigree behind it, as a collaboration between Ben Riggs, the winemaker
of Penny’s Hill, and Tony Parkinson, owner of Penny’s Hill, so I went into it with high expectations.

I can’t say my hopes were dashed; this is an enjoyable wine. However, I expected it to be more bold, more remarkable. Other than the name and the cork (which is a separate post altogether), the most memorable thing about this wine is the black cherry. I think that saying it’s a fruit forward wine is a bit of an understatement. There is loads of dark fruits in this thing. And that’s fine. But I’m usually looking for a bit more excitement, a little more kick, when I pick up a Shiraz.

Our rating: Somewhere in between the two, I think.

2005 Woop Woop Shiraz
Jungle Jim’s, $11.99
http://www.woopwoop.com.au

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