Thorn Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz – Cabernet – Petit Verdot

#80 front

Though definitely a fruit bomb, we found this one a little more complex than the typical Australian Shiraz blend offered at this price. The nose offers up tobacco, leather, sandalwood, and pepper. The palate entry is surprisingly tart, with a strong taste of sour cherry. Proceed with caution, though, as one of us thought the fruit was overripe. A blend of 55% Shiraz, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 17% Petit Verdot.

Rosedale Wines Chook Shed Shiraz

#30 Front

There’s nothing subtle about this one. The nose offers up violets, licorice, and burnt rubber. The palate is off-dry, with oak, vanilla, and caramel.