Okay, first of all I love the enthusiasm of my co-Hort in this little experiment. Randy of The Wine Whore has been gracious enough to join me in a wine tasting and review for your enjoyment. We weren't supposed to post until tomorrow but he "was excited" and posted early. That's cool...I'm ready.
Now for my review of Hob Nob Shiraz.
I opened it. I poured it. I swirled it (which I never do). I sipped it. First reaction is a very bold dark flavor. Now it’s breathing a little and I’ll try some more in about 30 minutes. So far…I like it.
(30 minutes later)
It’s got a spicy oak flavor. I had it alone…very enjoyable.
I had it with spaghetti and it seemed to overpower the food.
I had it with a dark chocolate Oreo and felt like I’d died and gone to heaven.
This wine boasts a cherry aroma and a hint of vanilla ...I didn't get the vanilla.
Overall I’d give it a 7.
It’s a little strong for my every day consumption.
At $11.00, Hubster would kill me if this was a regular buy (yes, I belong to the under $5 club)but still very well priced for what this wine has to offer.
I think this would go nicely with brie and some stoned wheat crackers and would be divine with a garlic encrusted NY Strip.
Definitely something I would buy again when entertaining guests.
Now if you want a more sophisticated review, Hob Nob over to The Wine Whore and see what he has to say. I'm on my way now.
To Randy: The next pick is on you. Ignore the $5 club comment, I'll tell Hubster "It's for work"!