Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice blue berry notes along with a hint of oak and some licorice. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and some nice acidity. The alcohol is well under control. This is a nice balance between some nice fruit along with some complexity on the finish. I would give it an 88-89.
From the LCBO web site:
Small Gully Mr. Black’s Little Book Shiraz 2012 — VINTAGES#: 287979
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Ripe and rich, velvety in texture, focusing the blackberry and cherry fruit into a long and expressive finish. Hints of pepper and licorice line the edges. Drink now through 2017. Score – 89. (Harvey Steiman, winespectator.com, Aug. 31, 2015) $18.95
Release Date:December 12, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 15.2% Made in: South Australia, Australia By:Small Gully Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth