This is a classic big Australian export wine. Its a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet and really goes well on a cold winter's day. Inky purple in color. The nose has some black cherry cough syrup, black raspberries and black pepper. On the palate, this is ripe with black cherry and black raspberry fruit. It is warming but not hot. Nice texture. Tons of fruit. Its about pleasure not contemplation. Long finish. Certainly not for every one, but I like it at the right time.