Previously tasted and reviewed before this Aussie varietal is a nice dark black cherry color with a huge, gorgeous, fruity bouquet of ripe black cherries and a touch of spice.
In the mouth, at opening, this wine is tightly wound and needs some time to open up. Since we are having friends over for dinner, I will decant it to hasten the process.
With two hours in a decanter, this wine opens to a full flavored and full bodied bold wine with rigid tannins which should hold this wine for several years. It has some light black pepper reminders under the fruit forward foundation of jammy flavors. This is not a subtle wine! Serve it with something bold that will hold up to this big bad boy. For $11, this is a solid value wine and worth seeking out, so raise a glass and enjoy this Labor Day here in the states!