Stopped by Spice route for dinner last night and my dinner guest had this one. The wine is typical inky dark, very mild on the nose. On the mid pallet there is the usual fruit flavors and on the long finish is lots of typical Aussie pepper. No mistaking this wine. Some alcohol is prevalent, some breathing would help. For the price this wine is a good deal. I would give the wine an 88-89.
I had the J Lohr Riverstone Chard that I previously reviewed and was impressed again. A lovely chard.
From the LCBO web site:
PENMARA FIVE FAMILIES SHIRAZ LCBO 565929 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 13.65 Wine, Red Wine, 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: New South Wales, Australia By: Penmara Wines Pty Ltd
Medium to deep ruby colour; aromas of bramble, cherry, vanilla with a hint of tar and spearmint; dry, medium to full bodied, approachable tannins, with spicy jammy fruit flavours and a warm lingering finish.
Barbeque back ribs, roast beef, Portugese roasted chicken, lamb, hard cheese.