Golden Kaan Shiraz 2004 wine review by (PB)
This South African Shiraz is of the lighter hued variety with a bouquet that is rather subdued with cranberry and raspberry notes. In the mouth, there is nice first blast of spice with toast flavors. Flavors are shallow all around and the wine is unbalanced and without much character.
It benefits from a half hour of breathing with dried cherry flavors and a touch of tartness. Not impressive but the second day, the wine did taste a bit better. South Africa is making some pretty decent wine but in a global market glutted with oceans of wine at this price point ($8) they have to do better than this. If you don't think of it as Shiraz, and you have already had a couple glass of something else, then, raise a glass; it goes down okay.