2006 3 Rings Barossa Valley Shiraz: Split ruling.

feb. 5, 2010: we paired this australian with boudin and andouille sausage, steamed carrots and salt-boiled green beans. greg really liked the nose, which he said was peppery when it was first opened. after we decanted it, he said the scent of the tannins was more pronounced, and it became more raisiny. he said the flavor was sweet at first, the texture was smooth, with a tannic bite at the end. to him, a very good wine that went well with the boudin and andouille sausage. victoria said the nose was the best part of this wine: it was chocolate and leather, with bits of cherry. but the flavor was bitter. it was like a punch in the face -- for no logical reason. she said this wine comes off as unbalanced. victoria wouldn't get this wine again, but greg would. there is a good amount of sediment in this bottle. 15 percent alcohol. purchased at varsity liquors. $17.09 with 6-bottle 10-percent discount.

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