Nice floral, pear and vanilla notes waft from the nose. Its body is on the soft side, but the sweetish, white stone fruit-and-citrus profile (and its bargain price) are surefire crowd pleasers.
Has some sweetness on the nose, like cherry candy. On the palate, it's a medium-sized red, with plum fruit accented by acorn and anise. Finishes with smooth, oaky tannins. A good, please-everyone bet for the neighborhood block party.
The best vintage of this wine we’ve ever reviewed, the 2009 starts with some medicinal notes of black cherries and eucalyptus, then delivers ample black cherry, vanilla and mocha notes in a medium-bodied format. The tannins are supple, making this one medicine that’s easy to take.
Meaty and molassesy on the nose, which is an odd thing for a white wine, maybe. In the mouth, the wine is round with pear and molasses flavors, and passion fruit and peach on the finish. A fine, straightforward white for most occasions.
It’s not the most intense Shiraz on the market, but a solidly made, user-friendly example. Boasting slightly jammy flavors of red berries and vanilla, soft tannins and a modicum of structure and texture, this medium-bodied wine should prove to be a crowd pleaser.
Exotic to the point that one wonders whether other varieties have been blended in, with spicy hints of cardamom, cinnamon and clove, followed by ripe melon flavors. At least this is not a bland, neutral effort, although it may have a touch of residual sugar. Drink now.