Among several very good wines consumed with family over the Thanksgiving weekend, this wine tends to get forgotten. Paired with the Bopparder Hamm Auslese, it came off as heavy handed--not only in terms of weight (14.5% alcohol vs. 10.0) but delineation of flavors. Most of the Barossa Valley is relatively warm, and this is a warm climate Shiraz that is true to tradition and very enjoyable.
Plush blackberry and currant smells and flavors. At first, I get chocolate and coffee tones; as the wine airs, there is a pleasant herbal note. Full bodied and full flavored. Just what it should be.