What’s nice about this wine is the acidity: It burns; it sparkles; it makes your mouth water and prepares it for yummy food. It’s not all about fruit, oak and lees—a meal in itself. The flavors are of apples and peaches dusted with pepper and cinnamon. —S.H.
If you like your red wines jammy and young, with forceful acids, youÕll like this one from Oz. Shiraz stars with peppery notes, but the blend works well and the wine is clean and fresh and dry, at a value price.
A bit rough and ready but overall a nice, fruity wine. It’s satisfactorily dry, with a good balance acidity, tannins and alcohol. There’s a tart sharpness but if you can overlook it, it’s not too bad.