The 2004 Annie's Lane Shiraz is dark, plummy red in color. Aromas of spice, pepper
and dark berry fruit characterise the lifted nose. The palate has subtle integrated oak
and silky tannins, creating a luscious mouthfeel to support the spicy cherry and
blackberry fruit flavors.
Food pairings: Beef Wellington with glazed winter vegetables
Cellaring: Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.
"This is an outstanding value."
-International Wine Cellar
"...this bargain-priced beauty is more about displaying the Clare Valley terroir than simple fruit or oak, unusual in this price range..."
"For smoky, grilled meats, pizzas and veggies, I love the spicy richness of the Annie's Lane McLaren Vale Shiraz from Australia—it's perfect for a barbecue crowd."
"What I like best about it is that it's not overripe, so it maintains enough acidity to make it a good food wine in a category where many similar wines are not."
-San Francisco Chronicle
Price to value makes this a excellent choice. Smooth and no harsh overtones. Nice choice for those that like Shiraz.
For its price, this wine has tremendous body, bouquet, and flavor that will rival those costing much more. It paired very well with Italian and Chinese. I hope I can find this year in stock but I been having a difficult time finding it in the NYC area. If you are lucky to have the wine in your area, buy a case. Drink one now and save the rest for a few more years as its taste will reward you, now and even more later.
Exactly per the wine makers review. What you read is what you get. Very interesting wine and very good value for money.