This week I was feeling bold, adventurous even. So I drove 8 minutes to the next closest liquor store to check out the digs. There were a few labels I haven't yet tasted - and I carried a Spanish and Chilean wine around for a while, thinking that I haven't reviewed many from those fine nations. But, then I saw the Australian section and I decided that at this point in the blog's history, I should be choosing wines I think I will like. And, this one had lots of awards on the label and the tasting notes mentioned vanilla - and I always really like the ones with vanilla.
Wakefield - Australia, 2008
"This Shiraz from our founding range of wines displays seductive ripe berry and plum flavours perfectly balance with enticing mocha, spice and creamy vanillin characters from quality American oak"
Okay, so it said "vanillin" - but that's the same as vanilla. Right? In either case, it certainly seduced me.
This wine is what this blog is all about: the search for the perfect Shiraz. I've found one here. Wakefield can definitely contend with Wolf Blass Yellow Label and McWilliams with its perfect balance of fruit and spice. It is full bodied and lingers on the finish. It is rich and delicious.
Helpful Husband Tip "Oh, this one is good!"