South Eastern Australia
13.5%, screwcap, $11
I had to try this wine after noting that it won a gold medal in the 2011 National Wine Show of Australia. An amazing result in a strong field. Unfortunately it may have been a fluke, because I found the wine to be incredibly underwhelming. With a medicinal nose, the palate of stewed red and dark berries lacked fruit intensity, acidity, complexity and oak influence - 83.