Dark in color with a nose of oak and some black berries coming through. On the mid pallet this wine is overshadowed by loads of alcohol, and some black berries to match the nose. On the finish this wine is dominated by firm acidity. To my tastes this is not a great Some breathing would definitely help. I think largely this wine is just too young. But either way the fruit was either overwhelmed or mild. I would give this maybe an 88. I would absoloutely not be running out to grab more of this and if I had bought more I would take it back. Just not too my tastes. If you do keep it be sure and pair it with big bold meats, lamb, steak etc. Or not a chance your tasting your food.
From the LCBO web site:
JIP JIP ROCKS SHIRAZ 2010 VINTAGES 673897 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 16.95
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Morambro Creek
Release Date: May 25, 2013
Style: Full-bodied & Smooth
Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Won Blue Gold and Top 100 at the 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Shiraz gives pronounced notes of warm blackcurrant, crushed blueberries and black pepper with hints of tar, mocha and loam. Medium to full bodied, it fills the mouth with peppered black berry flavors supported by a medium level of rounded tannins, lively acid and finishing long. Drinking now, it should remain good to 2015. Score – 89. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, erobertparker.com, Feb. 2012)