When I had this wine at a tasting last year, it seemed a little tannic to me so I put this bottle away for a few months. I think that was a mistake. Although this is now a pleasant fruity Shiraz, it lacks structure now that the tannin has faded a bit.
Deep bluish. Beautiful scents and flavors of red raspberries and blue plums. Very ripe, very forward. Plush on the palate. Too plush, actually, and a bit plodding. Not enough acid to make it lively and enticing. This is the kind of wine that gives Australia a bad name.