$38. I want my money back. That’ll teach me for not doing any research. A blend of what looks like stuff they had left over, but probably isn’t: 50% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc.
Black currants, black plums and sweet furniture polish. A short palate that showed tar, raspberries, dried meat, jam, and a slice of sweet slippery alcohol. Unbalanced and thin, and I think though the sweetness will sometimes give the impression of weight and flavour, it is only a facade. Oh, there is also some bitterness on the finish. Looked a bit better on the second night, but perhaps my expectations were lower. Sealed under screwcap. 14.5% abv. As Kevin Kline says in “A Fish Called Wanda”: Disappointed! 82 points.