Fat Fish, Barossa Shiraz 2008
There really is something fishy about the 2008 Fat Fish Shiraz from the irrepressible Barossa Valley. It’s not the dark (if not almost black!) colour of the wine that beguiles the palate. And there’s nothing unusual about a wine conceived in the region showing such deep ripe berries that rise to a crescendo on the palate and ebb to a trickle of fine tannins on a wave of the conductor’s baton.
No, my innate suspicion is a product of the price – it just doesn’t seem right that such an easy to drink and well-crafted wine that has only the slightest taint on the back palate would retail at no more than $18.00 a bottle.
Maybe I’m just too skeptical?