"The 2005 Shiraz "First Class" was barrel-fermented and aged for 18 months in new and 1 year French and American oak. More complex aromatically, it has a lovely bouquet of toast, smoke, cedar, lavender, blueberry, and blackberry. Opulent, velvety, and seamless, it has great depth, spicy blue and black fruit flavors with hints of licorice and chocolate, and a very long finish. Drink it over the next 10 years. The Boarding Pass label is just that, a dead ringer for an airplane boarding pass. According to Dan Philips, it is like going on a trip to Australia without leaving home while the First Class is a luxury upgrade. Aside from the humor, these two wines have more in common with Fed-Ex, delivering the goods right on time. R Wines is a new company founded by importer and marketing genius, Dan Philips, along with co-owner, renowned winemaker, Chris Ringland." - Wine Advocate
This is an ultra smooth velvety flavorable wine that says more.... My husband and I and a friend tried it for the first time and with the first sip became converts to this excellent wine. We immediately went out and bought a few bottles to share with friends during the holidays. The description from wine.com says it all.
Good wine, but I honestly liked the regular Boarding Pass a little better - the First Class was a little too sharp on the tongue for me, even after breathing for quite a while. Just buy the regular Boarding Pass.