this australian was recommended by someone and i was able to try it at a tasting before buying. the nose was certainly interesting, with blueberries, smoke aromas and some bacon notes coming through. the taste was a bit underwhelming, which surprised me since the nose was so nice and big. bad bottle maybe? i got some black cherry flavors and a little spice, but the wine had no finish. it just was there and gone. i am at a loss to explain it. i would consider trying a different bottle because i loved the nose on this wine. at a price of $12-14, it could be a really good wine, but i am reluctant to try it again. and this area of australia, the barossa valley, produces some excellent wines.