Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Banrock Station Cabernet Shiraz Reserve 2004

This was something of a surprise for me, often Reserve wines from the New World aren't worthy of the name (and it doesn't mean anything anyway) so I wasn't sure what to expect with this, what I got was a deep purple coloured wine with pronounced aromas of blackcurrant, pepper and spice and found a great balance between fruit, acidity and tannin on the palate to give great blackcurrant fruit with just a hint of pepper, spice and oak - all in all at the price paid it was a great bargain and for once a New World Reserve worthy of being so called. A joy!

1 comment:

Banrock Station said...

I loved this wine, but haven;t had it for ages!