Word of advice. Don’t ask someone if they’d like to try an Orange Shiraz. I have no idea why I phrased the question that way. Anyway, when I noticed the quizzical facial response, I quickly corrected myself and said a Shiraz from Orange in New South Wales. Nonetheless, it still generated some questions from the person who was new to a Shiraz from the region. The Angullong website got a little bit of a workout after that. When I mentioned the price, it received an even better response!
The nose was a bit subdued to start with but, with a bit of a swirl, out came the fresh and vital aromas of a berry basket full of red and black fruits which was a good introduction to the flavours. Cherries and blackberries are juicy and fresh on the palate as well, and hints of black pepper form part of the savouriness of this just medium bodied wine. It certainly has a high drinkability factor and for the price, it’s a winner for sure.
Region: Orange, NSW Price: $22 (bargain) Source: Sample courtesy of Angullong Wines and Define Wine