From the Cellar04 Jan 2017
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(May 15, 2016) ... I've been picking up some 2007 wines out of the cellar, both from Ontario and around the world, tonight it's an Australian that hits the bottom of my glass. This Pillar Box Red is a blend of Shiraz (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) & Merlot (10%) ... the nose offered up aromas of black licorice and black cherry, while the palate showed off smoked-plum and pepper; the finish held firmly onto the 15% alcohol and came across boozy with spiced raspberry backing.
If you can get passed the big, booziness of the wine then it is still quite lovely, but if you're one of those that can pick up alcohol readily, and it offends you, this might not be the wine for you.