Sunday, February 5, 2012

ONYX Darling South Africa 2007 Shiraz



ONYX Darling South Africa 2007 Shiraz, $13.50-$18.00, 87 points, is without doubt a different style of Shiraz/Syrah: with a full-almost heavy body that seems to permeate everything about it, from its pronounced woody plum and pungent cooking spice aroma, to its dense inky color, and flavors of plum and cherry jam, and just a hint of violets and cocoa, with a sink-your-teeth meaty finish. 
This is almost a match for the Michael-David Lust Zinfandel, but better and for a lot less. So, if you are into BIG plum fruity wines, not too spicy, then you might want to give this a try, and at the lower price point you'll not be as nearly disappointed as I was with the Zin.


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2 comments:

  1. These South African varieties always seem to keep you guessing, don't they? Thanks for the review, although I don't think I'll look for this one! Did it pair well ?

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  2. Yes!
    Missing your added descriptors.
    Bee good,
    Dennis

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