"The 2006 Wallace, tasted from a barrel sample, is a 70% Shiraz, 30% Grenache blend with an identical oak treatment. The 2006 is more structured than the 2005 but they could otherwise pass as identical twins. Hats off to Ben Glaetzer for producing an extraordinary portfolio!"
-Wine Advocate 91-94
"Deep red. Smoky black raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by zesty white pepper and minerals; showing its grenache side today. Silky and sweet, with deep red berry preserve flavors, fully absorbed tannins and good bite. Leaves an exotic candied licorice note behind on the vibrant, juicy finish, which strongly repeats the red berry tone."
-International Wine Cellar
I'm with Happy on this one. There's a lot to like about this wine. Has a deep red\purple color to it. These grapes definately saw some sun. Flavor is intense and in your face. Make sure to store it for another year or two and cool it down a bit. This wine is thick on blackberry flavor and I would definately recommend. Enjoy!
Let decant for 30 min and be rewarded.
This wine is a beautiful deep purple/red color with a full fruity bouquet. Flavors of cherry, blackberry and a hint of licorice at the end. I couldn't stop drinking it!
i thought this was a very high quality wine. for the price it can be consumed as an everyday wine which is really a good deal. i have purchased a lot of wine fron wine.com over the years; this is one of the better deals.
If you're going for a good buy; one not pricey, this would be it. The only reason I wouldn't buy this wine again is because I'm somewhat new to the wine scene, and am "finding my way." The first taste hits you with a peppery flavor...it has a weak after taste...which wasn't bad.
Such a fine, fine wine! This one is great even as you open the bottle, with a pepper/smoke flavor in the air. Decanting helps, but drinking right after opening isn't a terrible thing. It has a wonderful fruity, berry flavor with a pepper bite, and holds to the palate well for a fine finish.
When you first open the bottle you will feel a light pepper flavor. When you allow the wine to open up you will be rewarded with a great flow of flavor of blackberry.
Lots of tanin, bit sharp, little finesse.
I disagree with the 91 pt. rating, but probably this wine needs to be kept for 2-3 more years. So if you want to drink it soon, I would not recommend it!