Wednesday, December 20, 2023

19 Crimes Shiraz 2021

Lighter hue than the nearly black presentation I am used to from this intense grape!  Big ripe, black berry aromas dominate, a touch of sweet red berry and maynbe a tinge of dark chocolate. 

Palate--Bold front palate full of dark brooding blackberry flavors on a bed of sweet and savory spices with just a singular beam of blackberry pie.

Australia has one of the greatest Shiraz wines called the Grange by Penfolds. Current releases will run you around--sit down--$800!  That's not for a case, that's for ONE bottle! Rest assured I have NEVER and will never have the luxury of tasting such a wine.

This is not the best expression of Shiraz from Australia but it is a value at under $10. It pairs well with a thick grilled steak; prime rib or any number of bold dishes and cheeses. If you want to experience a hint of what this grape can do, go higher around the $40 price point and be wowed by this grape.  Raise a glass!

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