You've got to be kidding me. I'd give it a 86.
This may rank around number 4 out of the last 8 Australian Shiraz wines I've tasted in these past 6 months, so I'd say it's in the middle of the pack for me. Not a fruit bomb, which is a positive quality for me. Also, the alcohol does not intrude so much on the finish. Overall, this is a fair bargain, but not one of the real stars of the $15-20 range.
I was surprised to note that this wine was not corked but had metal cap. Also did not meet my expectatin in terms of maturity and its taste on palate.
I agree with those rating it poorly. I don't know how this is even a rated wine much less the extremely high 95. This is by far the worst wine I have ever sampled.
Screw top... Fair for $12.99
paired with this receipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Grilled-Steaks-with-Blue-Cheese-and-Chiles-231876 excellent!
Excellent wine! Not overly tannin rich, velvety and clean on the palate. Great for pairing with BBQ or Filet Mignon.
What a shock to the senses (in a good way)! This wine is fabulous. Deep, dark purple; barely letting the light get thru. A bouquet of vanilla with a pleasant earthiness that perks you up for the coming taste. And then - POW! Chocolate, licorice and then more of that silky vanilla as it lingers on to an exquisite finish, just melting away like a slow sunset. Only, unlike a sunset, you get to have another sip. It was a beautiful day in the hot sun by the pool today and now we've got the BBQ going. I opened this wine and it completed the day. Perfection. An incredible deal at this price!
JH rating got this one wrong. For me undrinkable. It has a Boone's Farm bite to it that makes even trying to assess it impossible.
Undrinkable, period. Unfortunately I bought 2 and will use it for cooking. I agree with the sad state of the rating system.
I am extremely disappointed at this dishonest rating system. 95 for this wine? This is the most unethical marketing approach to sell a below average win as something that is not.
I do not understand the one star ratings. This was an excellent sipping wine. I did decant it first.
This is a wonderful, rich & deluxe Shiraz. It drinks like a wine twice its price or more.
Solid performer, better with breathing overnight. Robust, with good lingering taste. Not as comples as I would have hoped but very drinkable.
The wine was dry and had a nice finish. Very good wine for the price.
this is so smooth and a great bargain for the price. just a delight
Took this bottle to a bbq. Everyone loved. Great tasting, smooth, well worth the price. I usually dont believe ratings numbers. This one is very good
I didn't expect much due to the price, but this wine underwhelmed. All three tasters decided to dump it and move on...
Am an Aussie Shiraz fan; have tried many vinters (8?) large and small down under, abroad, and on US Market. I would accept this as one of the best values. Have to admit would prefer cork to tin but it's was a very nice Saturday wine to share with a friend, some hard cheese, and some chocolate.
Rich, smooth shiraz but nothing special. A bit acidic but not overpowering. Not bad for the price, but not amazing.
At $10 a bottle, this dark, spicy, bold Shiraz is a good purchase. A dollar more, and I'd think twice.
This is the best 12.99 wine that anyone could ever purchase.
This wine was wonderful
Surprisingly not what I expected from a 95 rating. Not bad. Fair price. Just wasn't up to expectations. Happens to the best of us.
I liked this wine but it didn't stand out. There are several others out there that equal this one and I think it would come down to price when deciding to purchase again.