A terrific red with ripeness, complexity, weight, and balance. Even though it's a blend, it's a great example of Aussie Grenache, which clearly is the most prominent component.
Eye: Dark, rich black ruby.
Nose: Gorgeously rich nose of ripe, oozing raspberries and cherries, with significant notes of baking spices and hot stones.
Mouth: Round, soft, and full, with minerally, dry raspberry flavors and a soft, peppery finish.
Cellar or drink? Drinking beautifully now, this wine can probably hold (although I don't think it will improve) for another 2 years or so.
Price/store: Was $23.40 at Spec's on Smith.