This wine is deep purpley red in color, displaying an aroma of sweet fragrant plums and bright red-berried fruits along with a fine cedar tone and just the subtle floral notes of Viognier. A medium to full bodied wine, showing red fruits, fine spices, cloves and peppers. The 2006 is rich, but not an overpowering Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier.
Great now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar. Match with butterfly pork chops with creamy mash potatoes.
"A stylish wine, with bramble notes alongside blackberry fruit and ironstone; oak comes forward on the palate, supported by mocha, leather and chocolate."
Australian Wine Companion
"This is ripe and expressive, with a purity and clarity to the blueberry, plum and white pepper that lets the flavors sail on, lingering beautifully against superfine tannins. Drink now through 2015. 5,500 cases imported."
You mention you got a bad bottle. Trust me, if you've ever had wine before, you'll know if the bottle you got is good or not. I actually got the 2005 at a store near me for around sixteen bucks. It is fruity, but I also taste some licorice and dark cherry flavors. Totally worth another try if you got a bad bottle. Someone once told me that 1 in 10 bottles is bad. I haven't had that bad of luck, thankfully.
awesome wine...awesome value!
Highly recommended and I will be buying again. Perfect year round - light but full bodied. Great alone or with cheese and/or meals.
What a burst of flavor. The finish just won't quit. Lot's of berry flavor.
Big & Bold
Beef > Herbs, Cheese > Semi-Firm
I enjoyed this wine. I believe this is one of the best bargains out there. One of the best Syrahs I have had under $20. I am 90 on this effort.
Smooth and very nice. The nose is balanced fruit and wood tones. The smoothness continues on the palate. Holds up well with cheese and lighter styles of beef. The bottle I received was stoppered with cork, not screw cap as indicated.
I must have received a bad bottle. I got corky, musty-moldy aromas. The wine had a strong sour-bitter aftertaste with much astringency. Unacceptable. I would have sent it back at a restaurant.