Let me preface by saying this is my first real TN, so I apologise in advance for what may be lacking.
I picked up a few bottles of this while looking for a nice QPR red. At $16.95 a bottle here in Ontario I figured it was worth a look.
The colour is very dark purple nearly to the rim, where it breaks into a garnet hue.
The nose is also very pleasing with dark fruit, spice and smoky oak.
What you smell is what you get. Loads of dark fruit and a healthy dose of spice, with the smoky oak quick to follow. The body is lovely, full and mouth filling.
Nice acidity to balance the fruit through the midpalate. It is little hot for its 14.5% alcohol. Not overpowering, but a little hotter than I prefer. Tannins are present and accounted for, and a pleasant finish of admirable length.
I would buy it again without hesitation and quickly recommend it for those looking to drink under $20.
At its pricepoint I think it is outstanding. 90 points.