Solid, offering rustic bark-leaf-smoke-nut nuances top to bottom, with blackberry and plum flavors underneath. A Band-aid note on the nose resurfaces on the finish. Imported by Australian Wine Connection.
Clean and fresh, with crisp black currant flavors and a tobacco-leaf edge. Earth and herb elements give it enough interest to warrant a second sip, while the refreshing acidity suggests reasonable versatility at the table; try with roast or grilled chicken.
The nose has penetrating eucalyptus aromas, with purple fruit underneath. On the palate, sweet berry fruit and oak flavors are couched in a soft, easy feel. There’s nothing too fancy about this $10 Shiraz, but for many, that will be part of its draw. Imported by Australian Wine Connection.
This is a good, medium-sized white wine, but apart from a little viscosity on the finish, doesn’t really show much of what Viognier is capable of. Smells like heavy yellow stone fruit, and offers honey and butterscotch Lifesaver flavors. Imported by Australian Wine Connection.
Some producers are promoting Petit Verdot as a top performer in Australia’s warm inland regions, but there have been mixed results. This blend is almost half PV, presumably the source of its bold black-olive aromas and crisp mouthfeel, partially balanced by the cassis and plum of warm-climate Cabernet.
An odd wine altogether: Smells like candy (gumdrops, lollipops) and tastes like a different sort of candy: the dry, tart, hard lemon candy. Has an oily, hard-candy texture. Imported by Australian Wine Connection.