I recently got sent some samples from a supermarket, which included the 2004 Yellow Tail Shiraz. For those of you who
Apparently, this is the best-selling red wine in the USA. That's remarkable.
The 2002 got 85 Parker points
Noel Young describes it as 'one of our most popular wines'
Yes, it's off-dry and a bit confected if I'm going to be honestly critical; it's not a serious wine; but it has that quality of deliciousness. Much like vanilla ice cream, you want another mouthful. And in cheap wine, is that a bad thing? There's every possibility that for those for whom this is their first experience of wine, it will be a positive one. Who knows? They may even develop a taste for decent wine through such a tasty entry level product. Because the winemaker(s) have managed, by fair means or foul, to get the balance right with this wine.