This is a wine that I wasn't expecting to like, though I
have had great combinations of Cabernet with Shiraz before.
Seventy percent of the former with the remaining thirty of
the latter, this is a wine with an exceptionally long finish
for the price, and some strong spice in the end that settles
slowly down your throat.
Let's get past both color and texture, and talk about the
taste, which is the most important thing anyway. You start
out with the traditional dark fruits of Cabernet which has
been infused with the meaty-ness of Shiraz. This gives way
to lighter (but not light) tannins which convey the flavor
of a wood barrel. The spice reminds me of something from
the islands, Allspice and Nutmeg, but with a little dose of
fire in it.
I've got one more bottle of Friday Monkey to taste and
review. They are amazing me I must say.