Monday, April 12, 2010

Yering Station 2005 Little Yering Cabernet Shiraz Merlot (Australia)

It's not often that a 5 year old Australian wine comes to a liquor store near you, but that's just what has happened around these parts.  Seems the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) has picked up this red blend for its general list, at a fairly reasonable $14.95.  Tonight I cracked the cap and gave it a go.  The nose is cassis, mocha and black raspberry, a touch of the 14.5% alcohol also comes through, but it's not enough to deter you from jumping right in and taking a swig.  The palate is juicy blackberry, nicely spiced with still some tannins bite on the back palate ... this is not a bad little wine for the price, should be a real pleasure to drink around the BBQ this summer.