It is easy to be an unashamed fan of this wine. For only a few dollars we get basically a very complete sampling of the aromas and flavors of Aussie Shiraz. 2011 must have been a very good vintage as I don't remember previous vintages of this wine tasting so pure. This is not a big thick concentrated wine. It is not really complex, but is incredibly enjoyable for the range of flavors. There is hint of smokiness with the initially red fruit on the nose. The palate has a touch of wet earth minerality reminiscent of a Cote du Rhone. The blackberry, blueberry and black cherry fruit fit very seamlessly for a $8 wine. A solid streak of moderate tannins. Some secondary flavors like caramel, licorice and graphite. The finish has precise taste of bluebery and tannin on the roof of the mouth.
Screw cap. Medium intensity of crushed red & black fruits, cracked pepper, graphite, and hints of blueberry. Medium bodied with soft, round tannins. Dry palate consists of earthy notes along with some graphite, raspberry, mineral, and oak flavours. Easy drinking. Shows mild spice on the medium-long finish, with some heat. Not bad for the price.
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