Smooth & Supple
I typically enjoy strong, dry red wines. This red was very enjoyable and light. Without any decanting, this wine is very enjoyable, after an hour it is still equally enjoyable. The flavor is not enduring. Even though this is very suitable with a main course, I could easily drink this any time. I am taking a bottle to a friend who owns a 4 star restaurant in hopes he adds this to his menu, and I will be adding a case to my own supplies. I think he'll find this a great addition. Especially since most people think that corks are a sign of the higher end wines. (Physically, screw tops do better). I enjoyed this wine with crab stuffed steak. Worked beautifully.
THis is a great wine. Everyone I've served it to has raved about it. I'm a shiraz affectiando, and while not the most heavy bodied, it has sufficient substance, and incredible fruitiness to make it one of my favorites. Put a case or more in your cellar, and you will be congratulating yourself two years from now.
Not to fond of blends, this adventure paid off. If you are entering Australia in your wine adventures, I would highly recommend this wine. I would keep it to open it in 2010.