Having already spent 30 months in a mix of French and American oak, there is still plenty of development ahead of this wine despite it being a 2009 release.
Raspberry, some sweet mint, slight black pepper and earthy characters drive the bus.The mid palate is akin to a launch pad. All the action is here and the flavours didn't seep through to the back palate as much as I'd hoped.
The aging ability of the wine was clearly seen on the third day this wine was open. The palate was filled out much more. Certainly a keeper.
A good wine, and when you look at the price, it is worth having a look at. It certainly drinks better than some other $23 wines I have seen.
Who: Di Giorgio Family Wines
What: Shiraz (14% alc)