The nose hints of Rhone, rather than Oz, with aromas of grilled meat and olives complementing blackberries dusted with graphite. On the palate, blackberries, the smoky charred end of prime rib, olives, pepper, and the tiniest hint of vanilla all show on a multi-layered palate that adds high-toned tart red fruits on the mid-palate and ends with a lingering meaty finish with tart hints around the edges. Tannins are fine but full, acids match. This is a dark, rich, food-friendly wine, a doppelganger for a Northern Rhone. Drink with braised short ribs. Highly Recommended (92-94). DH.

WHO: Eden Road
WHAT: Shiraz
WHERE: Hilltops, New South Wales, Australia
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $23 (media sample)



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David Honig

David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.

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