So what do you get what you pay three times the price of a Little Penguin for an Aussie Shiraz? If you get the 2008 St. Hallett Blackwell Shiraz you get your money’s worth. Where the the low-end shiraz are strong they seem unbridled and even falsely concentrated – this wine has the strength and control of an Olympic gymnast performing on the still rings.
When I poured the wine and saw the dark colour, I was afraid that it would be more of concentrated low-end stuff. I was wrong. The wine was packed with cherry and berry and as you roll it around the flavours reveal don’t just reveal themselves but the grab your attention with their precision, strength and balance. And with each manoeuvre performed, the wine managed to hold its position before moving onto the next. To top it all off the whole routine is very well choreographed.
Musical Match: The Killers, Somebody Told Me. This song has all masculine strength, is exciting and really works together. But that strength is contained, focused and very accessible to any consumer. Good Stuff for when you have an extra twenty dollar bill in your pocket for upgrading your Aussie Shiraz.