A rich, decadent wine oozing with sweet oak, vanilla and char scents riding over amazingly ripe berry-cherry fruits. Tastes strongly of sweet black cherries that are framed in supple, complex, firm tannins. The finish lasts for a long time.
Anyone itching for a huge old-vine Shiraz with the thickness of motor oil and powerful Port and barrel influences will love this 15%-alcohol bruiser. Which means fans of leaner, more graceful wines need not apply. The palate is more about weight than particular flavors, while the finish is equally sweet and oaky. Now it’s satisfying to drink in a young Port way; in…
Very dark, with cola and spiced-plum aromas. This big boy weighs in at 14.5%, and you can tell the moment it hits your palate. The flavor profile deals apple skins, plum, licorice and vanilla, while the back end is warm and overtly tannic. It’s not your basic Shiraz, yet something seems missing, which proves that sometimes grand intentions aren’t met. —M.S.