My first post on Bowen Estate. How did that happen, I ask, since I buy the stuff year in, year out? Bowen Estate almost always punches above its weight, and Coonawarra is capable of producing some very good shiraz. So, this wine is a happy combination. The one thing I will say as a note of potential caution is that their 2008 shiraz is not shy in terms of its alcohol level, coming in at a surprising 15%abv. A say surprising, because the wine was balanced and tailored rather than ill-fitted with ragged seams. A classic Coonawarra shiraz aroma of pepper and plums, and good length and weight on the palate. Very easy to drink, and at a decent rate too. More please.