Wine of the Week for September 4, 2006

Four Emus Shiraz 2004 - $13.95
Style: R2

Since the LCBO started pushing 1-litre "premium priced" tetrapaks, there seems to be a shortage of decent bottled wines in the under $12 category. This one, from Hardys, shows an inky black cherry colour. The nose presents subtle aromas of dark chocolate, dark plums and rosemary. Rich and juicy on the palate, with blueberry and dark chocolate flavours, firm tannins and a solid acidic spine. Almost big, with very good length. A real comfort wine, not too big, with plenty of character, that would go well with BBQ or tomato sauces, or any bigish roast. (LCBO 614347)

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