95

Huge. Brooding. Deep. This is bigger on the inside, a bottle-and-a-half of wine d’Arenberg somehow shoehorned into a single bottle. Aromas of blackberry, black pepper, seared meat, and tar boil up from the glass. The palate is just as complex. Deep black fruit flavors, blackberry and plums, blend with seared meat, black tea, pepper, and tar. Tannins are big, with a vice-like grip. Drink this big wine with a big, well-marbled, ribeye. Very Highly Recommended. 95.

WHO: d’Arenberg
WHAT: Shiraz (Syrah)
DESIGNATION: The Vociferous Dipsomaniac
WHERE: Australia, MCLaren Vale
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $85

 

 

 

 

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David Honig
Publisher

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.