As per other recent notes - now just about 10 yrs in bottle, and doing pretty good. Overall quality is one of a deep dark blackberry based wine with healthy amount of oak in there. Smooth, and the oak is a little prominent, but ok. Other qualities of the pencil lead that was mentioned. Was 20$ CAN - decent value.
Aussie Shiraz Wines at John's (John's): Bonus wine #1, served blind. This wine was definitely a surprise for everyone. The group thought Auusie, but no no, Washington state it is. Dark purple color, no bricking at all at 8 years on a base bottling. The nose was dynamic with earth, pepper, spices , black fruit and bit of oak present. The palate follows through on the nose, a bit lighter in body than some of the other big wines, but not much. The finish is medium. I was not sure how this would show, and I must say that the group really thought it stood well with the entire group of much more expensive wines. This will be worth a look in the future. Don't know if it drank this nice when it was young or not, but it sure did tonight. Solid 90+pts.
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