Monday, May 27, 2013

Hardys 2005 Bankside Shiraz (Australia)

Oh Baby what beauty of a wine this is ... was.  We were grilling up some inch thick steaks on the new charcoal grill tonight and it seemed only right to pull out something with a little heft.  I had my choice between a 15% Kaesler blend (also from Australia) or this Bankside (at 14%) ... and I am glad I picked this one.  The nose had a beautiful spiced-raspberry aroma, along with some white pepper that really brought out that fruit.  The palate was loaded with dark berries, cassis, pepper with touches of smoke and vanilla notes for extra accents.  This wine was delicious with the steaks and was nicely aged ... nice job Hardys and good for me for having the patience to wait.

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