Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of black currants, black plums, cooked figs, oak, licorice, vanilla, cloves, earth, coffee, dark chocolates, Light alcohol and peppercorn.
Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with black plums, cooked cherries, black currants, blackberries, vanilla, sweet oak, spices, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco and earth.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This Australian Shiraz surprised me. Drinking very nicely now as a three year old, with nice balance and nice complexity. Spicy with lots of chocolate and coffee notes. Very yummy.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes), and shows some tannins.
14.5% alcohol by volume.