Wine: Alice White Shiraz 2006
Region: Southeastern Australia
Nose: Candied cherry and chocolates.
Taste: Bright, ripe cherries and semisweet chocolate, which surprises me as a lot of the wines I've tried lately have had noses that vastly diverge from their tastes. This is a medium-bodied wine, mildly tannic and overly pleasant. It's easy to enjoy on its own, so why not do just that?
Other Bloggers' Thoughts:
PB @ The Wine Cask Blog on the 2005 vintage
This Aussie mass produced varietal from the folks who export about 15 gazillion cases of wine to the USA is a decent, inexpensive wine. It is cherry red and full of blackberries.
In the mouth it is pleasantly fruit forward, juicy, balanced, and simple though a little layer of chocolate emerges later on, and is frankly, a decent wine and solid value at $7.
@ PhilosYphia on the 2007 vintage
The Alice White is a shiraz wine of amazingly smooth flavor and palate; I was really rather blown away by how easily it slid down my gullet without stopping to zing any taste buds in particularly loud notes . . . With just the slightest hint of a woodiness to it, this extremely mellow-flavored wine just felt right in my mouth and even better in my belly.
Reviewed by The Gourmez 12.15.09.