Gosh, for a blog that brags about being anti-pointster, we sure do seem on a point-driven jag. 92 it is.
Is it good wine? Yes. Is it good Shiraz? Yes; fruity, licorice, earthy, “all the usuals” if you will. Truly, a typical and satisfying Oz Shiraz. But: Is it ludicrously over the top alcoholic? Yes, oh god yes. 14.9% but with the wine version of a humidex it could be Port. There is something Hummer-ish about it’s headstrong attack and something equally leaden about the finish. Demonstrative and then some. Delicious, just a little weighted down. It’s a one off for us.
Price: An extremely reasonably $27 at BC Liquor.
Market Liquidity: Think Great Expectations (as opposed to A Christmas Carol; both “92-point stories,” one just able to be bright and light and satisfying without the slog).