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Oct 06

Drink Pink: 2007 Hope Estate Pink Awareness Shiraz Reserve

As part of my pledge to Drink Pink this month, I picked up a bottle of the Hope Estate Shiraz. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Hunter Valley “Pink Awareness” Shiraz Reserve will
generate a $60,000 donation to the NBCF. This donation will be used to
help educate women for early detection and for much needed research in finding a cure.

Hope Estate 'Pink Awareness' Shiraz Reserve, Hunter Valley, Australia
Party Town, ~$12.99

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While this wine may have a big purpose, it doesn't have a big punch. The nose is loaded with a lot of red fruit, which is fairly typical for an Aussie shiraz. It follows through with all that red fruit on the palate as well. There's a large amount of deep plum and dark cherry. On the finish, there's some kick – with a little bit of spice and cinnamon.

This wine isn't overly tannic – the tannins are almost soft, in fact. The alcohol level on this one is only 13.5%, which I consider blessedly low for an Aussie red. However, I do expect my Shiraz to pack a bit of a wallop and this one didn't. It's more of a gentle Shiraz.

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Posted by Michelle at 3:00 pm in Charity Benefits, Drink Pink! (BCRF), Tastings, Wine Notes | Permalink | Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Drink Pink: 2007 Hope Estate Pink Awareness Shiraz Reserve”

  1. Oww…This is the first time I heard about “Drink Pink”. This is really great advocacy that will help breast cancer patient. BTW my eldest sister died last June due to brain cancer. So I must must support “Drink Pink”!

  2. Michelle says:

    Well, Drink Pink is just me. I had the idea for this blog and I’m running with it. It’s not an official thing – just something I’m doing on my blog to help raise awareness

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