Licorice, chocolate, and cherry on the nose.
Smooth – chocolate, tobacco, cherry, smoke and oak, with medium tannins.
Cherry, cinnamon, and a bit of anise come through on the finish with some lingering oak notes.
Our review of the 2004 of this wine was lukewarm, but I feel stronger about this vintage – this is solid. The Wine Spectator list is for the “most interesting” wines – not necessarily;y the “best” - and therefore I agree. The fact that a Shiraz, made by Yellow Tail, that is easily acquired in a grocery store for around $10 can be this good is exciting. Don't go into this expecting the finest bottle of Shiraz you've ever had, but I'd bet served blind to a wine snob, this would get praised all around.