2005 Tintara Shiraz
(Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)
In Redondo Beach LA for meetings and ate at Baleen in the Portofino hotel. Great meal and had the Tinara Shiraz in a flight of 4. This one was clearly the best with the Kobe steak. Love the chocolate nose with loads of espresso and burnt log. Great nose on this wine and very intriguing. The palate starts with lots of chocolate and spices, very nice. I like this wine a lot because it has some nice characteristics. Very soft wine for a shiraz and the tannins are on the softer side as well as allowing the flavors to come through. I highly suggest this wine. Great for the money at about 20 bucks a bottle. Give it a try.