A quick internet search reveals that this particular red can be picked up from a (good) local retailer for the sum of just $14.95 per bottle or less than the price of a six pack of Crownies from said retailer. I know what I wold be choosing...
Big, open cast nose on this that looks just a fraction broad but still full of black and red berried chocolatey richness. Palate follows to with a hearty, yet smooth, sort of Vale red in that 'acres of flavour' mode. Still rather medium bodied, it finished with just enough punch to have you coming back for another glass. Very easy recommendation for an under $15 red this one. Well packaged too. 16.5/88
When I was 18 I started working in a small suburban bottleshop, largely to buy cheap beer. It was my first year of university, doing a degree that I didn't really like, and a liquor shop seemed like fun. Needless to say I discovered wine, my uni degree morphed into something completely different and wine/beer took over my life.
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