The label describes it as a rich, ripe and fruity wine, bursting with red and black berry flavours and silky tannins. So what did our Purple Teeth drinkers think?
I enjoyed it - it was rich and dark, though I thought it was not as fruity as described.
There was no drying or cloying sensation from the tannins, and it was medium bodied. Mr Purple Teeth however was not won over. The flavours leaped out of the glass at me as the sort of thing he'd enjoy, yet he found it "thin". I think this man has become addicted to ultra full bodied velvety wines and needs to break out of that dimension. Oh well, there's always beer.
If you like deep, dark flavoured wines but don't like scratchy tannins or wines that taste thick, then this is definitely worth £8 of your hard-earned cash.
One of our readers suggests a wide bottomed decanter, or better still another couple of years on the wine rack.
I found it drinkable and if you like hefty, spicy shiraz, you may get in ok with this paired with red meat.
Mr Purple Teeth remained unconvinced. After dinner he tried pairing with strong cheddar which he felt improved it somewhat, and it's not often I see him leave wine in the bottle, let alone an unfinished glass.
Here's hoping this week's Cupcake Californian Zin from M&S fares better!
Meanwhile we shall revert to Argentine Malbec.