I don't know where people claim bitter, but I thought it was well balanced with a hint of smoke. Hey, if you don't want to trust my palate, it's not like you're taking a big chance with a ten buck Shiraz, anyway. I like this even better than the $10 Penfolds Shiraz/Cabernets.
Great wine. will add to favorites.
Excellent Shiraz; can not be beaten for the price. I bought a case of highly rated (92+) reds under $20 and this one was one of my best finds so far.
did you chill it and did you open it and let it breath? When I first opened it I was less than impressed, 20 min. a totally different wine I thought it a heck of a bargain.
A distasteful little wine, even at this price point. Almost tasted sour to me. Subtract 5 points from the JH ratings as a rule of thumb.
Beautiful Shiraz at a lovely price. I've ordered more. I am sure I have never had one quite this good.
This Shiraz is a good wine for drinking while relaxing. It is good with food but food is not necessary with the great taste.
Very enjoyable nose, soft with wonderful red fruit on the palate. A wonderful red wine at an "everyday" price!
Smooth and easy to drink
Agree with previous reviews. It is definitely a good wine for the price but I would not buy it again with what else is available out there.
Nice bold dark berry flavors with enough tannins that it may develop to be even better over time
good everyday wine, great price. Very surprised at how good the wine tasted. Way above expectation for the price paid.
good value and taste
This wine has great spice, peppery, for a light to med bodied red. Would I recommend as a buy between 10-12 bucks...yes.
I received a lot of compliments on this wine. Great for the price
I found the range of reviews interesting so I picked it up to amuse me. Popped it open, smelt it, took a sip, and decided to let it breath for three hours. It helped but really came into it's own after another two hours. It was still what you pay for but not what you would expect from a cheap bottle of wine. Though I don't feel the need to buy it again.
For me bordered bad and average. Since I didn't toss it out I will rate below average. The nose- Phew awful... Taste had the spiciness of Shiraz but lacked any other benefit to my tastes.
This is a bit sweet and not that balanced
Very strong and bitter flavor; would not buy again.