There’s nothing to dislike about the 30th anniversary release of this iconic Australian wine—only the price is hard to swallow. Cedar, earth and mint frame the nose, while the dark-fruit and rich cola flavors ease across the palate in a wave of creamy tannins. It even firms up a little on the finish; could age until 2020.
Wolf Blass’s top-level blended wine, this is 51% Cabernet and 49% Shiraz with straight-shooting cassis and black plum fruit on the palate. Finishes with flair-with chocolate, liqueur and coffee, like a savory after-dinner drink.
This 71-29 Shriaz-Cab blend is heavy on meat and coffee aromas, and juicy blackberry and plum flavors. Vanilla and cream are the uniting factors here, making for a rich, luscious, drink now wine. Imported by Foster’s Wine Estates Americas.