First these were super popular and then you couldn't give them away. The fact is, there are some excellent Australian Shiraz and many of the cellar just fine. If you liked them young, you will probably like them with some age. At age 16, this one is humming along and drinking great. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black raspberries. char, black pepper and slight minty note. On the palate, this is still big and with nice fruit. Black raspberries. Some tannins. It unwinds in the glass to show fruit, earth and the mint carries thru. Good finish. Worked just fine with a hearty dinner.