Monday, November 19, 2012

McGuigan 2011 Reserve Shiraz Cabernet

McGuigan is a label that has been collecting a number of international gongs recently - and it is easy to see why when you take a look at the new releases under the Reserve label, which offer a whole lot of bang for your buck. This wine is the classic Australian blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon sourced from several regions of South Australia. I liked the bright fruit, well integrated oak, softness and sheer drinkability of this wine. If you are looking for subtlety, or individual vineyard characters, look elsewhere. This is what it is; an impressively  well balanced and flavoursome red perfect for a barbecue or for matching with pizza and pasta dishes. $16.

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