Thursday, January 9, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - Australian Shiraz - 2012 Red Knot Signature Shiraz

I had read about this wine being a great value - so when I saw it at my local Total Wine & More store I wanted to give it a try.

Wine: 2012 Red Knot Signature Shiraz
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Varieties: Shiraz (Syrah)
Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More
Price: $13.00
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Uhhh... very interesting. The bottle looked to have some type of wax seal, but it as actually a plastic stopper. I have never seen one of these before! I took a few extra pictures because I don't know if I explained it very well! No defects or issues with the stopper.
Appearance: The wine is clear - not cloudy.  Dark purple in the center with a water white rim.
Aroma: Lots of blackberry, some licorice, and a bit of an herbal note.
Taste: Big fruit as expected from the nose.  Not a complex wine by any means but just damn tasty! A fairly long, very pleasant finish.

The Grade: I give this one an A.  A really awesome wine for the price, I will be buying more of this one.

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