Inky dark in color with a mild nose of black berries. On the mid palate the displays some lovely rich black berries to match the nose. Not quite blueberry but close. On the medium length finish the wine displays bright acidity, strong pepper and spice notes along with some nice tannins. This is a big and bold shiraz. Yummy. I would give it an 89-90. Grab it while you can! A classic Aussie shiraz. Did I mention Yumm?
From the LCBO web site:
Ballast Stone Windjammer Shiraz 2012 — VINTAGES#: 167064
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Australia’s 2012 vintage has elicited much excitement, with many, such as wine critic James Halliday, suggesting that it stands as the best vintage in 20 years. This example offers ripe cherry, blackberry, cassis and meaty notes on the nose. Elegantly styled with good flavour intensity and vibrancy. Generous rich fruit framed by structured tannins. A great barbecue wine from a great vintage. (VINTAGES panel, Sept. 2014) $21.95
Release Date:June 13, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 15.0% Made in: South Australia, Australia By:Ballast Stone Estate Winery Sugar Content:3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth