The Hob Nob Shiraz has a deep, inky purple appearance and creates massive legs in the glass. Commenting on the legs of a wine is kind of a wine-noobie thing to do and I usually wouldn’t do so, but they were really 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 let down after the dynamic nose. It’s rather flabby. There is some acid to it, but you don’t notice it until the finish. Flavor-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 feel is a little thin.