2007 Yellow Tail Shiraz
South Eastern Australia
 
WB Rating: 86

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $5.49 (Safeway)
 
Type: Shiraz
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

Year after year, an astonishingly good value in smooth, quaffable reds. Not a 16% blockbuster, but full of soft, tasty blueberry and dark cherry fruit with a touch of flowers and sweet oak in the background. No hint of medicinal or other off-putting flavors found in most inexpensive wines. Really remarkably good for the price, certainly one of the very best sub-$8 reds in the market, and available just about everywhere. (Purchased on sale at Safeway. Regular price is around $7.99 - but this is no higher than it was 6 years ago!) - HK 2008-07-30

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