At its suggested retail price of $12, this is a great value in Aussie Shiraz. It’s not the biggest or most muscular, but it does offer authoritative flavors of blackberries, pepper, leather and spice, a creamy texture and a crisp, fresh finish. And the Zork closure gives it additional appeal.
There’s a nice grab of dry tannins in the midpalate, with mixed plum and earth flavors. The nose holds pencil eraser and some outdoorsy aromas: tree bark, earth, maybe a little leaf. A well-done wine, particularly for the price. Made by Shingleback’s winemaker, John Davey.
Cinnamon-clove aromas on the nose. The wine has dry tannins in the mouth, and very solid, taut cherry and plum fruit, with dusty pencil-eraser accents. Would pair well with grilled food, or just about anything in barbecue sauce.
Smells syrupy-sweet, with toast and tea accents. On the palate, there’s some nice black plum and cherry fruit. The finish reprises the tea and oak notes. Straightforward, but good. Imported by Precept Brands.
A slightly confected, slightly herbal Cab, with sweet cherry fruit that finishes tart. Still, it’s nicely creamy in texture and while simple, is pleasant enough for a midweek quaff. Drink now.