Bright red in color with youthful crimson hues. Dark cherries, rich 'old gold' chocolate and garden spices overwhelm the nose, beautifully complemented by fine French oak char. The palate is nicely textured and inviting, the flavors carry over superbly from the nose to the palate, a harmonious and persistent blend of succulent ripe cherries, cocoa and classically presented tannins. A wine to savor now or to cellar further for enhanced enjoyment.
Smooth & Supple
This is a good quality Shiraz - especially for the price - but I will disagree with the "Big & Bold" description. This wine is neither big, nor bold. I ordered it because I felt the Merino 2012 was not bold enough - and it turns out to be moreso than this.