WE ARE IN BRANSON ,MO.. HAD A WONDERFUL MEAL AT ROCKYS ITALIAN RESTAURANT. BECAUSE I AM A RED WINE DRINKER, WE ORDERED THE OPAL SHIRAZ...LOVED IT TREMENDOUSLY... WHEN I GET BACK TO FLORIDA I WILL ORDER A CASE...TRY IT ..JEN
Really Nice Dinner Wine
Goes well with most foods. Very enjoyable!
Excellent at this price
Light bodied, peppery and fruity wine with light tannins.
This is my favorite wine to take to new restaurants. It will go with whatever appears on the menu without fail. Amazing versatility. "The old standby".
Alot better then some. Nice finish, good nose. Try it you will like it.
I will agree with Hazzard and ToddRyan. This wine seems to "sting" the palate. The merchant review states that the cherry flavors dominate wood flavors, however, I believe the oak overpowers the fruity accents. It's not awful, but then again in this price category there are much better choices. Go with the Wyndham Estate or Yellowtail Shiraz.
Short, bitter finish
In all fairness, this bottle was on sale at Publix at 2 / $5.99. So, for a $3 bottle of wine I shouldn't be too picky. Still, when the wino outside recommended the 2006 Old Spice over this one I should have suspected something.
Although it has a distinctly fruity flavor on the palate, the finish is very short and as a previous reviewer indicated "stinging." I found myself taking another sip just to replace the taste of the finish.
Definitely a very full bodied and dry wine like most of the Australian Shiraz offerings. I did find that when paired with a rather heavy and meaty dish such as steak or pasta with meat sauce it settled down a bit. But, personally, this is not a "sit and sip" type of wine and should be paired with a food.
harsh medium finish
We found that this wine tasted better 5 days after opening, but that was only to finish the bottle and move on to something else.
Pepper and fruit expected of a shiraz, but unbalanced with a short and stinging finish.
While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape... Read More »
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