Despite the sub-$20 price, don’t expect an easy, fruit-driven style. This is more smoky and meaty, with hints of vanilla, cedar and mint making for a complex, medium-bodied Shiraz. The long finish is framed gently by supple tannins, making it ready to drink now–2014.
This wine displays plenty of weight and an unctuous texture alongside aromas and flavors of toasted nuts. There’s also a strange herbal note, elements that are decidedly egg-like, and a long, honeyed finish. File it under “intriguing,” and drink it over the next several months.