Friday, January 18, 2008

2004 Kangarilla Road Shiraz McLaren Vale

This week's wine set me back $15.49 at Costco. I like how so many Australian wines come with screw caps - so easy to remove! I guess I really am lazy, huh?

Opaque purple, this wine had peppery, berry fruit aromas that were well integrated with oak. It was similar on the palate and added plums. It was smooth, rich and mouth-filling with tannins that sneaked up in the long finish.

It's definitely New World in style but is not an over-the-top fruit bomb, nor does the alcohol intrude. I thought it was nicely balanced. While not a real complex wine, it's tasty, has great texture, and I give it two thumbs up. Drink it now.

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