This Shiraz from the Barossa region of Australia has a nice rich color that is youthful and rich to the rim. It is a fruit bomb on the nose of rich thick blackberry and blueberry jam.
On the palate it is a bit wild and closed with an underlying touch of chocolate. It has solid tannins and a richness that promises to open up.
With 45 minutes of breathing there are several layers consisting of vanilla, a little basil/oregano mid-palate and spice with a touch of pepper and cranberries.
It finishes with a very short but profound blast of mint rear palate with a strong mark of raisins.
This was (NW’s) recommendation on my last trip to Boston. I found this wine on sale for $12. No that’s not a typo; I mean 12 clams, 12 bucks, a dozen denero! Nice! And to (NW) “Well done young Jedi.” Raise a glass to Yoda!
After just checking the Wine Spectator review, they give this wine a 90 point rating and a "Best Buy." Ah, yes! There is some objectivity to tasting wine!