The nose is rich, with coffee, dark chocolate, smoked meat, tobacco leaf, and blueberries. Upon opening it is lush and sweet, with big blueberry and chocolate flavors. With a couple of hours, though, it seems to move from Barossa to the northern Rhone, showing blackberries, smoked meat, coffee, and olives. A floral layer, perfumed lavender, shows on the mid-palate. The meat, olives, and florals linger on the finish. Drink with pot roast. Recommended (89). DH

WHO: Chateau Tanunda
WHAT: Shiraz (Syrah)
DESIGNATION: Grand Barossa
WHERE:  Barossa Valley, Australia
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $16 (media sample)

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David Honig
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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.