i purchased this some time ago and had it laying in the cellar. i have been tasting quite a few under $10 wines lately so i decided to step up a bit and try this one. the nose was plums and blackberries, with typical australian shiraz pepper notes. the taste was big and bold, with raspberries and pepper. i also picked up some anise and tobacco flavors. a very complex wine that did not disappoint. sells for about $18 and is worth buying a second bottle to lay down for the future, which will only make this one even better. if you like big, bold reds, this is a must try.