There’s a touch of wood to this wine, but the primary emphasis is on citrusy, pineapple-scented fruit. Apple flavors provide roundness, while the wine finishes citrusy and fresh without being sharp.
Round and ample in the mouth, this blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mataro (Mourvèdre) features plenty of fruit for the money. Red berries on the nose and black cherries and a hint of stone fruit on the palate are all tied up by a finish that’s clean and crisp without being excessively tart. Drink now.
A top value in Australian Chardonnay, this wine features bold mango, peach and melon scents capped off by smoky oak notes that suggest grilled fruit. It’s plump and soft, with a smoky—maybe slightly too smoky—and toasty finish. Drink now.
Juicy and fruit-driven, this wine’s a simple solution for large gatherings. Bouncy and Beaujolais-weight, there’s cherry fruit with some earth and brown sugar in the background. Finishes toasty. A blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mataro.
Hippie-types will pick this up for the peace sign-emblazoned label, but there’s plenty to like otherwise. It’s medium-bodied, with mixed plum fruit and a smooth mouthfeel. It’s a little acidic on the finish, where there’s also some mocha and nut notes.
Masterpeace? More like, Masterblend. This hodgepodge blend of Shiraz, Cab, Grenache and Mataro offers plummy, purply aromas and fruity, albeit sweetish, berry-basket flavors. Not complicated, and well priced. Imported by T.G.I.C. Importers.
Basic Australian red wine done well, this blend of 44% Shiraz, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Grenache and 10% Mataro is medium-bodied, with jammy cherry fruit and touches of graham crackers and Nilla wafers. Creamy in texture, with a slightly sticky quality to the finish.
This medium-bodied blend of four varieties (Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mataro) features supremely soft tannins, balanced by crisp acids, while the flavors are a slightly resiny or medicinal—but not unpleasant—blend of mint, cedar, smoke and cherry. Drink now.