Hollick ‘Stock Route’ Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Coonawarra, Wrattonbully)
14%, Screwcap, $19.95
At the sub $20 dollar mark this can be picked up for in retail land this is quite a handy, juicy red. What It does is marry the juiciness of Coonawarra Shiraz with the backbone of Coonawarra Cabernet rather well (and certainly looks more balanced than the straight Cabernet).
Some juicy black jelly bean, hessian oak, a little roasted plum jam and a nice black and red fruit fragrance on the nose. Juicy and polished, sweet red and black jelly bean palate with a tightly tannic finish. Just a little dessicated but that lovely licorice and jube fruit is really quite attractive. Should flesh out even more with bottle age. Acidity just a fraction jaunty but not distracting. Nice wine. 17.3/90+