Fully mature, this flavorful, authentic-tasting Shiraz features scents of toast, molasses and vanilla, followed up by flavors of tobacco and cassis on the palate. It’s a bit coarsely textured, but assertive and would pair well with roast beef or lamb.
Has eucalyptus, earth and red plum aromas. This is a straightforward wine, but one that has surprising finesse, particularly given its reasonable price. It shows firm, ripe red plum fruit on the palate, and takes on a little coffee with air. Medium-bodied, it finishes with a gummy, pencil-eraser feel.
Pale copper-salmon in color, with bacon aromas and blackberry and cherry flavors. Cream aromas and flavors are present from the start through the brief finish. In the mouth, the mousse is soft but the cherry tautness gives it some spine. 52% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Noir, 24% Pinot Meunier.
Hickory, pear skin and herb aromas preface pear and toast flavors. Its smooth mouthfeel is a plus for this reviewer; another taster found green notes that weren’t pleasing. Finishes with pear and citrus. Simple, but fine.
Good wine, one that stays the brown-earthy-tobacco-y camp rather than the sweet, forward one. Moderate plum fruit is its base; not too long on the finish. Imported by Meadowbank Estates.
Soft and light in feel. Aromas are muted; only a hint of peach shows through. Yellow-fruit flavors are indistinct—maybe it’s pineapple? Finishes with a mouthcoating butterscotch candy flavor.
Smells and tastes like the fruit juice blends that kids drink—those mixes of peach, pear, apple, and other non-grape fruits. Add in an industrial-chalk note and you get a Shiraz that doesn’t much taste like a Shiraz, or any red wine, for that matter.