My husband and I tried this wine over a couple of nights with curry and spag bol, I have to say it wasn’t a great food/wine match with either. Therefore the best match in my opinion would be a good old steak on the BBQ.
When I put my nose into the glass and breathed in deeply I got a hint of fruits and what came to mind instantly was picking fresh cherries off the trees in France, then to a smell which reminded me of bubbling jam cooking on the stove.
The label is plain but eye catching. On the back it is described as having fine velvety tannins but I have to disagree as I found it to be slightly earthy with gripping tannins. I therefore expected more from this wine as the price should have reflected the quality, but I was slightly disappointed so can only give it 5/10.
I have been told that McLaren Vale Shiraz is one of Australia’s great drinking experiences. The Shiraz grape has been grown in Australia since 1832 and used to be blended with other grape varieties but is now sold as a wine on its own.
I will buy another bottle of this wine to try with a steak as I do believe in everything having a second chance.
Retailer: Naked Wines
Closure: Screw Top