this shiraz was very interesting. and once again, a bottle i may have opened too early. fortunately i have a second bottle which i will keep in the cellar for a few more years and see how it compares. the nose had a black pepper, earthy and almost tar like note to it. i was ready for a huge tasting wine. i was only slightly disappointed. the flavor was very complex. hints of dark fruit and of pepper. medium tannins and earthy finish. i felt like it could have been much bigger and i guess i will have to wait a few years to find out, although i am revisiting this after it has been open a day or two. $30.