Dark purple youthful color without bricking. Blackberry jam and some mint in the nose. Pruney, ripe, low acidity and just a bit of tannin. I haven't tasted a Barossa Shiraz in a while and this seemed like a pretty typical authentic Barossa. 13.5 % abv certainly isn't over the top, but lacks a little freshness.
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(Elderton Shiraz) Group's #8 (my #5) – 59 pts; 0, 0, 1, 1 – Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; evocative spice, cigar box, rosemary and berry nose that changes, after 20 minutes, to a Rhoneish bacon and tobacco nose; herbaceous, pepper, pepperoni and tart black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts. (least in keeping with the flavor profile of the rest of the flight, which some downgraded it for)
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