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In a word, no. I don't care for this wine. It is well-priced at six bucks American and well regarded, earning raves and a highly optimistic 91 points from Wine Advocate. Proof again that ratings are a guide, not a divine revelation (Parker's seeming ability to walk on water, notwithstanding).
I'm not sure what they do in Oz that messes with Syrah, but more often than not, when you call it Shiraz, it morphs into a thick cough syrupy concoction with a spicy back side. The pleasure of wine tends to subjective anyway and maybe I just don't like Oz Shiraz (hey, Dudes, that rhymes).
For those who don't know, Shiraz and Syrah are the same grape, so the proof here is in the terroir or the winemaking, one. Or both.
Here's the Advocate's review.....
The Cabernet and Shiraz blends begin with the 2006 Shiraz (70%) – Cabernet
Sauvignon (22%) “Koonunga Hill”. Purple-colored, the wine offers meaty black
currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas. On the palate the wine exhibits
remarkable focus and structure for its humble price. The fruit is grapy and
primary as well as intensely flavored. It should evolve for several years and
drink well through 2022 if not longer. It is a fantastic value.
TWC disagrees except to say the wine probably will last well past 2022 and it would be interesting to see if that helps.