I picked up a bottle of this for a mere $18, and wow, talk about bang for buck! It's quite hard to believe what you are drinking when you consider the price.
Busting out of the glass are black fruit, chocolate and canned plum characters along with some slight burnt match and oak char which all contribute beautifully. A tiny bit of violet in there too.
Superbly balanced the palate is big, juicy and generous. Powdery and talc like tannins add to the superb length.
Don't be deterred by the14.5% alcohol, it certainly doesn't belt you over the head.
Most definitely worth getting a stack of this to drink now and put away. And for the money, why not!
What: Shiraz (14.5% alc)