I aerated this vigorously and let it rest for most of a day after opening.
A very trendy Rhone-like blend that's common in Australia lately.
Near-opaque red/purple color.
Smell of prunes, cherries,
Taste opens with a big mouthful of sweet prune, gets drier in the mouth, oak flavor emerges with blackberry and peach, fruit fairly balanced with acid. Alcohol warmth dominates the finish.
I have mixed feelings about this $18.50 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier blend. This fruit-bomb with 15% alcohol wins for size and exuberance, but loses on grace and finesse.
7 hours ago