This South Eastern Australian Shiraz, makers Thomas Hardy & Sons, bottle price I found for under $5, is definitely one to keep. I’ve gathered my own opinion on what regions have the best Merlot, Cab, Shiraz/Syrah, Pinot, or Chardonnay. But that’ll have to be another discussion post of what I think.
I haven’t been disappointed in a Shiraz/Syrah from Australia yet. Yup, you guessed it, in my opinion, Australia makes the best Shiraz/Syrah.
Back to my review on Nottage Hill 2006 Shiraz, what the bottle says, “full bodied dry wine shows spicy varietal fruit flavors typical of this classic Australian style. A rich, smooth wine with the complexity of subtle oak characters, soft tannins and a persistent finish”. I definitely agree with it’s description, minus the dry and spicy. This wine is smooth with soft tannins, which I prefer, and has a long lasting finish. Alcohol is 13.5%/Vol.
I dare you to take a blind test on this one, and compare it to a more expensive bottle of Shiraz. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.