A 2011 Barossa Shiraz, $10 from Trader Joe’s – recommended by one of my old buddies there.
Color: Purple-red throughout, not too dark.
Aroma: A little closed – blackberry fruit, then the eucalyptus comes on. Not too spicy or oaky on the nose.
Taste: This has a lot of extraction – almost syrupy fruit up front, then more of the eucalyptus, then black pepper spice and some earthiness on the finish. Thick textured throughout.
A very good deal for $10.