at a recent tasting i tried this lower priced australian shiraz ($8). if you are looking for a nice bargain priced shiraz, look no further than this. the nose was plums, some chocolate and a little anise. the palate was raspberry, cherry, licorice and the traditional australian shiraz flavor of black pepper. the aussie red had medium tannins that softened nicely with some swirling followed by a nice long finish. very nice fruit forward wine which will go well with barbecued meats or burgers from the grill.