Remember the AU Shiraz? One of the best selling email specials to date….well, hang on to your palates.
I received a big case of samples from Australia a few days ago. Tasted them on Friday, called the importer on Monday, offering them to you on Tuesday. I have to act fast these days...when the quality is there, these opportunities dry up quickly. This was the big standout…though there were a lot of good wines in this care package…this one really jumped out of the glass.
Typically, Australia wineries will label their Syrah wines Shiraz, but some California winemakers have been doing that of late. I was taken aback by this wine. I kept looking at the label, pouring and tasting, looking again…trying to figure out why the price was so low. Once again, I need not ask so many questions and just buy it!
Here is what the producer wrote:
"Billi Billi is made from grower's fruit, specifically 80 to 100 year old bush vines, and some small selections of estate grown fruit. With a focus to fruit intensity over age ability and complexity, Billi Billi is produced with the drinker in mind – plush texture, fruity Shiraz ready to drink, representing great value for money and having hints of Langi style, making Billi Billi an excellent introduction to Mount Langi Ghiran wines."
Wine and Spirits gave this wine "90" points and
Steve Tangier gave it "91."
Now, there is a very big wine site on the web that,
A.) Sells it for $14.99 and;
B.) Is sold out.
But, you can get it from me for $4.99/bottle and we have as much as you want! Go for it.
909EMS Shiraz, 2004. Billi Billi. In the glass, a nice dense magenta with hints of brick on the edges. Still young at heart. The nose is smoke, berries and leather. The palate shows layers of dark fruit. Spice and smoke show through but still plenty of berries. The finish is long; and just keeps going…reminds you of what you just tasted. Sells for $14.00 all over. Email Special: $4.99/bottle $59.88/case (14% alcohol)