Cost: $26.95 (Clearance: $21.60)
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Region: McLaren Vale
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Chapel Hill Winery
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Quality wine that is well balanced at a reasonable price, and a best buy if you can get it at the clearance price.
Positives: This wine features well-integrated oak, plums, red & black pepper, blackberry, cinnamon, vanilla, fruitcake, espresso & licorice. Full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: Holy hot Batman! The 14.5% alcohol feels hotter than that.
Drink now or over the next 7 years on its own or pair it with peppercorn steak.
Tasted: 24 Aug 2013
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance price: 9+/10) Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4