Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Golden Kaan Shiraz 2004 wine review by (PB)

This wine has a nice color with a purple tinge to the rim. It has some nice dark berry fruit aromas in the bouquet and shows good promise--until you taste it.

This South African red has an odd flavor to it that I describe as "band aids" which I have noted in some other S. African wines. I am beginning to wonder if this is terroir. If it is, it is not inviting.

The palate does have some nice berry flavor but I can't get past that off note. It is out of balance as well with a short finish which in light of the flavors--is a blessing. At the $9 price point there are loads of Aussie Shiraz's and American Shiraz's that are juicy and tasty. Raise a glass of something else.

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