Burley Fox Shiraz (2005)

Burley Fox Shiraz 2005This is our second bottle of Burley Fox Shiraz 2005. But, I am tasting it as though it is my first taste. In spite of my summer cold, I can still enjoy the rich taste and full body of this delicious shiraz. The nose is a little difficult for me to decipher today but hints of cherry and spice are managing to get through my “challenged” airways. I can taste cherries and chocolate on the palate. The finish is delectable; it lingers long after I set the glass down. (Although it is 90 degrees today, I am serving leftover homemade bean soup for dinner for my sore throat [and lack of energy for cooking].) Tom picked this wine particularly for pairing with the soup. I agree; this should compliment it nicely. Is there anyone else out there suffering from a summer cold?

Tom: This Burley Fox Shiraz 2005 is very nice: tannic, mildly peppery, with tastes of cherry and hints of chocolate. More fruity than some shirazes, but not fruit bomby. Very drinkable and tasty.

16 Responses to “Burley Fox Shiraz (2005)”

  1. Vicki Voisin Says:

    This is not a test comment. 😉 Hope you’re feeling better. No wine for two days?

  2. Tom & Melody Says:

    Haha, you are very funny, Miss V. We were trying to figure out if comment-ers were notified by email when we commented back to them. We discovered they are not. 😦 So, the only way for you to know that I am commenting back to you is if you come back here and look. Do you?
    I am starting to feel better today. In fact, I know I must be feeling better because I am teasing Tom, which I haven’t done since I’ve been sick. We are having a glass of Traverse City wine right now and I am going to write about it now. Thanks for checking on me, my friend!

  3. Vicki Voisin Says:

    I do check! Glad you’re feeling better…check out my post on my blog about the chipmunk.

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  5. Buddy Says:

    I am having my first-ever glass of Burley Fox, a 2006 Shiraz. It was among 12 bottles of reds I bought on line for $83 shipped (I think from 4seasonswine.com). The bouquet is surprisingly mild but the taste is excellent. I wish I had ordered more.

  6. Tom & Melody Says:

    Hi Buddy. I know what you mean. Burley Fox has been very popular with readers of this blog. We only have one or two bottles remaining in our stockpile. By the way, that is an excellent value — $83 for 12 bottles! Was it a special sale?

  7. Tim Says:

    How true, how true. Burley Fox is one of my favorites too. Those Aussies know how to squash a grape.

  8. Tom & Melody Says:

    Haha, yes they surely do know how to squash a grape!

  9. Danielle Says:

    Hello, I was wondering if this wine is available in Fayetteville North Carolina. I have checked my distributors and they have never heard of it. I have a customer who has special ordered this particulary wine and would like to know how we can get it to the store. Thank you for your time.

  10. Tom & Melody Says:

    Hello Danielle, This is a wine that came from 4Seasons wine. I occasionally see it advertised for sale in their brochures. I am betting you could order it from them. I don’t have the information on me at this moment, but try looking at their website:

    Good luck and if you need more info, let me know.

  11. Ron Says:

    Yes, 4Seasons has it available (I just ordered another case last week). It’s about $10.50 a bottle, plus shipping. This is an excellent Shiraz.

  12. Tom & Melody Says:

    Excellent news, Ron. I have been hoarding my last bottle; now I know I can get more of it. Thank you!

  13. Richard Laurence Baron Says:

    Happy New Year’s Eve: Barbara (wife) and I have already started – early – on our second bottle of the 2006 vintage of this wine. It’s just as you describe the 2005 and dang tasty. All the best for 2009…RLB.

    • Tom & Melody Says:

      Happy New Year Richard & Barbara! Tom & I hope that you had a cozy New Year’s Eve and that you will have a fun day together today, our first day of 2009! Thanks for your comment on the 2006 Burley Fox; we have yet to try it, but we will. . .

  14. kim McCarthy Says:

    Hi could you please tell me who distributes Burley Fox wines in Michigan.
    Kim McCarthy

  15. kim McCarthy Says:

    Hi could you please tell me who distributes Burley Fox wines in Michigan.
    Thank You
    Kim McCarthy

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