$16, 5 stars, 90 points, australia, Barossa, eden valley, Naked Wines, shiraz
Medium ruby turning garnet color from this 5 year old wine. The nose has aromas of black raspberry, red plum, menthol, licorice, coffee and some ripe blackberry. The palate is dry with medium acidity, medium (+) tannins and a full body. It coats the mouth with richness and flavors of black raspberry, coffee, anise, plum and blackberry. It ends with some charred oak notes alongside the dark red/black fruit. The finish is medium length with some tingle from the alcohol (14% ABV) and tannins. I like this style of wine, not over-top-top jammy. It is a more restrained Shiraz that obviously has ripe fruit and good structure. 90 points from me for this $17 effort makes it a 5 star wine. I’m pairing with stewed leg of lamb and roasted aubergine. Drink till 2016. Salut….