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2000RedDalwhinnie (web)Shirazn/an/aAustraliaVictoriaWestern VictoriaPyreneesShow variety and appellation

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Dalwhinnie Shiraz on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.1 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 12 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 8/5/2014 flawed bottle: Oxidised. (391 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 8/5/2014 & rated 87 points: Oxidative nose, uneasy palate, not dead yet, but it looks like this one too is moribund. (393 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 11/27/2013 & rated 89 points: Very similar to my previous note, the aromas are more oxidative however, with a distinct note of cocoa. The structure and freshness remain intact, but this bottle lacks nuance, delineation and elegance. (394 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 2/15/2013 & rated 92 points: Maturing but lively appearance, medium deep colour, warm red; fragrant bouquet with some black fruit, cool minerality and tertiary aromas of leather, smoky bacon and of soy, floral topnote; elegant depth and weight of fruit, velvety tannins provide good grip, lovely elegant acidity, vibrant and fresh; subtle and nuanced finish with good intensity and excellent length. (479 views)
 Tasted by Wrighty on 10/4/2011 & rated 93 points: Chocolate and cherry but then also some meaty after notes. Palate's still quite chewing but mellowed enough to enjoy. A little age has been kind to this. (722 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 8/4/2011 & rated 91 points: Complete, elegant and mineral Shiraz, finely etched fruit, eucalyptus, rich velvety structure, good length. Drinking well now - 2020. (514 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 8/15/2010 & rated 92 points: Has reached its plateau of maturity and is now a velvety wine with finesse - clearly exceeds the usual plum-and-pepper level. Now - 2020. (455 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 1/13/2010 & rated 89 points: pop n pour. Dark ruby core with little signs of age. This is in a great spot right now, and will drink well for another 5-6 years. A well made wine with black cherry, licorice, toasty oak and leather notes. On the palate, full-bodied with grippy tannins, but rather linear. A solid finish and lifting acidity round it out nicely. Best if decanted an hour or so, approx $22, 14,5% abv (720 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 8/16/2009 & rated 93 points: Very impressive; intense and fleshy fruit, pepper and smoke, leather and beef, minerals and freshness; rich and full, good weight of fruit but not heavy, excellent structure; excellent aromatic finish, rich yet ethereal. Marries power to finesse and sun to terroir. A classic. (395 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 2/6/2009 & rated 92 points: Team dinner (@ Home): Rich and expressive, plums and black pepper, drinking well but excellent potential. (505 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 8/23/2008 & rated 92 points: Identical to my previous note. (363 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 6/28/2008 & rated 92 points: A bit awkward on the first day, red meat, leather, evolution; richer on the second day, black cherries, chocolate, white pepper, velvety, creamy, elegant structure, firm acidity and ripe tannins in seamless harmony; very good finish, good extract, complete and long. (312 views)

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