Dark in color with a nice rich nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice tannins and some pepper that build nicely in the mouth. I would give this wine a solid 89. Not a bad deal for the price!
From the LCBO web site:
TAHBILK ESTATE SHIRAZ 2008 VINTAGES 214742 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 22.95
Made in: Victoria, Australia By: Tahbilk Proprietary Ltd.
Release Date: Jul 21, 2012
14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Firm Varietal: Shiraz/Syrah
Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
The 2008 Shiraz reveals a deep garnet-purple color and notes of dried plums, blackberry and black cherry preserves and mulberries over chocolate, aniseed, tar and damp earth. Very crisp and full bodied in the mouth, it provides firm, tight-knit tannins and a good amount of black berry and earthy flavors that linger long into the finish. Approachable now, it should drink well to 2016. Score – 91. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, erobertparker.com, June 2011)