Tatachilla 2000 Breakneck Creek South Australia Shiraz ($8.99)
Dark ruby in color, not quite brilliantly clear. Fragrant black pepper aromas blast from the glass, followed by menthol/eucalyptus, hallmarks of the South Australia Shiraz style. Full and ripe in flavor, almost hot on the palate, it's a big if unsubtle mouthful of wine. If you like this type of Shiraz - and many of the big-name critics do - it's a great bargain at this price. US Importer: Rock Creek Wine Merchants LLC, Bethesda, Md. (Sep 14, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: The assertive flavors of lamb burgers flavored with fresh ginger and garlic stood up nicely to this forward wine.

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