My recent interest in Aussie wines as well as my desire to never miss a best buy led me to this bottle. Made up of 66% Western Australia grapes and 34% South Australia grapes, this wine has been listed as a bargain, and with 20,000 cases made, it seems to be easy enough to find. Even though it's sealed with a screw cap, I still picked one up. My traditional preference for corks isn't always practical, so if I am going to just open the wine when I get it home anyway, a screw cap is okay I guess.
I found this wine to be very drinkable. Aromas of cranberry, blackberry, and pepper are evident. Nice smooth palate of ripe cherries and blackberries. Spicy notes follow with a lingering peppery accent. This wine has a lighter body than I expect in a Shiraz. The tannins are very soft, leading to what I feel is a mouth cleansing finish that would compliment food easily. There was a slight fizz in the texture when I first opened it. Pouring it into my decanter and waiting twenty minutes took care of that, giving way to the supple texture I enjoyed. My grade: B