BOARDING PASS SHIRAZ - 2005
From Chris Ringland, 100% Shiraz, 15.7% alcohol, aged in French and American Oak, Australia. You have to love the look of an airline boarding pass that the label emulates, with a checked luggage tag on top and a spoof of an in-flight safety booklet on the back.
Dark, dark red color with plum on the nose. Lots of black and red fruit, super lush and smooth. Hints of toast and long plum finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A very solid wine for around $16. Not too over-the-top, but a little one-note. Simple, straight-forward quality that leaves you yearning for a little bit more complexity. Enjoyable.