This Shiraz’s aromas change from caramel and stewed fruit to mineral and back to caramel; the palate offers up plenty of red plum and cherry, and a minerally feel. It’s slight-bodied—not lean, but not a big wine, by any means—with caramel and gravelly-mineral on the finish.
Here’s a wine that caused some debate among our editors. It’s weighty in the mouth, with flavors that approach a cordial-filled white chocolate candy, finishing with passion fruit and more white chocolate. Your thoughts on the wine will hinge on whether you think it’s lush and hedonistic, and practically fit for dessert, or just too heavy and low acid for its own good.