Dec 2011. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Hales Shiraz has a core of ripe black plums and black cherries over notes of licorice, tar and dark chocolate plus a whiff of cloves. Medium-full bodied with plenty of taut, muscular fruit in the mouth, it has crisp acid, grainy tannins and a long, pure finish. Drink this one now through 2018+.