"the Suxx Shiraz was 'made to be big, bad, bold, and over the top, designed to offend and indulge and arouse.' Although the label states the wine has 15.9% alcohol, Philips says it may actually be 16.5-17%. The 2006 Shiraz was aged for 14 months in new French and American oak barriques, and hogsheads of various conditions. Purple-colored, it offers an expressive bouquet of espresso, mocha, licorice, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied, big, fat, and voluptuous in the mouth, all components including the alcohol are well-integrated. Ripe and sweet with a blanket of soft tannins, the wine will evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 10 years."