I figured this one would be tight, so I'm doing one glass Wednesday, recapping it immediately, and getting the rest Friday. This bottle ran me about $15.
Black cherry, a bit of oak, and a fair amount of forest floor.
Not as tight as I expected, but you better believe it's appropriately named – ripe plum, blueberry, cherry, leather, both black and red licorice.
A bit of cedar, smoke, and plum on the finish – all which last a strikingly long time.
Two days later:
A burst of black pepper on the nose with some ripe raspberry.
Twizzlers, oak, black pepper, green pepper, leather, tobacco, cherry, strawberry - very thick and viscous - huge and complex.
The bell pepper, oak, spice, and tobacco linger.
This one is big – 15.7% alcohol – and these huge Australian Shiraz are either your thing or they aren't – if your preference is for subtle wines, don't even look at this one, but if you like big, bold, and in your face, this is solid.