“Forgive me Father for I have sinned. It’s been a while since my last confession. You see…I have tasted sin.”
“Tell me more, my son.”
“Well, I got this bottle Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz and I just couldn’t resist it once I tried it.”
“I know it’s bad, but I just couldn’t resist the….wait a second. You’re not a priest, you’re George Takei?!”
Name: Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz
Winery: Penfolds Wines
Alcohol by Vol.: 14.5%
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, and if you have ever thought about what it would be like to experience a 4th spatial dimension.)
The first thing I noticed about that the Penfolds was that it was really dense. It barely let any light through and gave off a very spicy, peppery aroma. I got some blackberry accents and a good amount of oak. There was a light hint of acidity too.
The taste of the wine is a bit misleading at first. It started off smooth and mellow for about half a second and the, BAM, my taste buds were speared through with a trident of oak, blackberry, and spice flavors. (“Oh myyy…”) It had a medium finish that highlighted the tannins and a little bit of chocolate.
Rating: Enjoy Again