Inky dark in color with a nice nose of black berries and noticeable oak. On the mid palate this is a smoother shiraz, almost more syrah like. Nice black berries but no where near blueberries and maybe even a hint of mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays some subtle spice, tannins, and oak. The alcohol is well under control in spite of it being a whopping 15%. I would give it an 89 or so. Quite nice. Think smooth and elegant.
From the LCBO web site:
Nugan Estate McLaren Parish Vineyard Shiraz 2013 — VINTAGES#: 72603
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Intense concentration of black fruit flavours with blackberry liqueur on the nose of this Australian Shiraz. A hint of mint emerges as well. Full-bodied and smooth. Great depth and balance with a long finish. Great persistence of flavours, longing and desire. Pair with grilled pork chops tonight. Pair with: chicken lababdar, black bean soup, blue cheese, char-grilled lamb cutlets, Balsamic grilled radicchio. Drink: [Now]-2018. Score – 92. (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, Jan. 2015) $24.95
Release Date:J uly 11, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 15.0% Made in: South Australia By: Nugan Estate Pty. Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth