The 2005 Shiraz is inky blue and purple in colour. The nose is densely packed with marachino cherries, leather, licorice and briary aromas. The full bodied palate is generous with plenty of sweet, ripe fruits, drying tannins and fine cleansing acidity to keep the palate fresh and has well integrated French oak.
"Despite carrying a lot of alcohol (16% on the label), this powerful mix of mocha, caramel and stewed berries does a good job of hiding it. At first, it seems soft and creamy in texture, but it turns firmer, chewier and more serious on the finish, adding in a hint of espresso. Opt for drinking this over the near term with grilled beef."
"A full-flavoured, full-bodied rich wine which has everything going for it except its alcohol, which strikes on the back-palate and finish. The points are a compromise for a curate's egg."
Australian Wine Companion
This Shiraz was nice and smooth - not overpowering - and easy to drink by itself or with food
Not bad for a wine of this price
A very nice surprising wine, usually I find Australian shiraz to be on the lighter side (I am a big fan of bold wines), but this was a nice change of pace that reminded me more of a petite syrah from California. A nice wine and a great value.