The Hob Nob Shiraz has a deep, inky purple appearance and creates massive legs in the glass. Commenting on the legs of wine is kind of a wine-noobie thing to do, and I usually wouldn’t do so, but they were massive, and I couldn’t help but comment.
Aroma-wise, you’ll find a bouquet of blackberry jam, leather, plum, black olive and black pepper. It smells great. But the palate is a letdown after the dynamic nose. It’s rather flabby. It has some acid, but you don’t notice it until the finish. Flavour-wise, the palate is mostly blackberry jam, cherry and chocolate. There is some spice, but it is subtle. Despite the massive legs in the glass, the viscosity is lacking. I.E., the mouth feels it is a little thin.