kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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An Australian producer heads to Africa...

While grocery shopping last week (and checking out the wine aisle--the only enjoyable part of food shopping...) a South African Shiraz from Australian producer Lindemans caught my eye. Lindemans is one of those wineries I know I can always depend on for a decent, moderately priced everyday wine from Australia (along with Rosemount), and so I thought I would give it a shot--the $6 sale price was also another reason.

We found it a bit more subtle and earthier than its Australian counterpart from Lindemans, with berry flavor that was present but not over the top. The oak was well-integrated into the wine, and for the price, it's a great weeknight wine.