Wine: Hardy's Oomoo
Price: $4.15 (retail $15.00)
Reason for purchase: Wine club from work had an offer too good to refuse!
Review: This stuff is meant to be about $15 per bottle, so at this price it was impossible to turn down a case.
Price aside, this is a fairly easy drinking Shiraz from one of SA's largest wineries. You kind of expect it to be consistent and non-threatening, and lacking any pizazz. Given those assumptions, it delivers exactly that.
The smell out of the glass is rich and fruity, and has great potential for the first sip. Initial taste is dark and slightly peppery, just like you would expect from a McLaren Vale Shiraz, and keeps going with a nice aftertaste.
It isn't as heavy as it could be and I'm not sure how much it will develop in the bottle, given its price. However this is a standout table wine when you factor in the bargain basement price. If I were to pay full retail for it I might be a bit disappointed, however I am more than happy to keep buying case after case at this price and have it at the ready for any meal.
Rating: 8/10 -DF-