Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Little Penguin Shiraz 2005

We confess we bought this ($12.50) Little Penguin Shiraz to cook with, but of course we tasted it, too. It's very fruit forward, with lots of prunes and plums jazzed up with good shirazzy spicinesss--black pepper and maybe cloves. So, better than we might have expected for the price, but still a bit too soda-poppish for our taste. Our favorite Australian Shiraz, which alas we can rarely get, is (the much more expensive) Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz, still or sparkling.

See the next entry on the Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz...we tasted it side by side with this one.


Anonymous said...

Bought this for $5.40 in Austin, TX. Very good wine at this price. Available for $4.99 online. I'm sorry you paid $12.50 for it. I hope you live in Manhattan or San Francisco.

Anonymous said...

I also live in Austin, and ot a bottle for 6.99, although specs probably has it for 5.99 or less. great value, and I personally like the shiraz better than the pinot noir.