Sometimes I just can’t pass up a sale. This already cheap bottle of red was on sale not too long ago for a bargain basement price. I hadn’t tried the Rex-Goliath Shiraz in about 5 years, so I thought I’d give it a go.
Notes: This dark, opaque purplish wine had an interesting if fairly gentle bouquet including what seemed like butterscotch, minerals, dark fruit and wood. Acidity was pretty high and alcohol was 13.5%. Weight on the tongue was on the light side of medium. I found flavors of plum, pepper, oak, a hint of raisin and a lingering dark currant on the finish. It was a little bitter for me, so I didn’t think it a very good wine for sipping on it’s own.