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Community Tasting Notes (243) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • The nose shows; ruby, floral & candied fruits of; mulberries, gooseberries, ollallieberries, boysenberries blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries with raspberries hovering across the top. Grilled, savory meats, black pepper, dark spice, dark cola, dark chocolate, anise to black licorice, dark expresso grounds, sweet tarriness, older tobacco, very used leather, limestone minerals, crushed rocks, incense, ambers, dry tree sap, dry herbs-sage, bat leaf, eucalyptus notes, moist, forest floor, moist, grey clay with withering, fresh & candied florals that are; purple, dark, blue and red set in pronounced lavender & violets woven in.

    The body is; full, lush, rich, round, juicy & velvety. It glides across the palate in total gorgeous elegance. The structure, tension, balance & length are at their high point with another 5-8 years of solid drinking with a few years beyond if you enjoy that later stage. I am one who doesn’t protest that part of the life cycle. The tannins are round, pulpy and are still meaty. Fruits are; ruby, touch jammy, floral & candied fruits of; mulberries, gooseberries, boysenberries, ollallieberries, blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, blueberries with raspberries hovering across the top. Grilled, savory meats, black pepper, notes of Worcestershire sauce, dark combo of Indian & some Asian spices that bring heat, dark cola, dark chocolate, caramel, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, anise to black licorice, dark expresso grounds, sweet tarriness, older tobacco, oak barrel shaving dust, somewhat card toast, very used leather, limestone minerals, crushed rocks, incense, ambers, dry tree sap, dry herbs-sage, bay leaf, eucalyptus notes, moist, forest floor, moist, muddy, grey clay with withering, fresh & candied florals that are; purple, dark, blue and red set in pronounced lavender & violets woven in. The acidity is round & excellent. The finish is stunningly well knitted, balanced fruit & earth, elegant, gorgeous, that loads lush & juicy and falls on to deep spices persisting for days.

    Stunning example of what Australian Shiraz can be with the right patience.

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  • Decanted for about two hands. Wow, what a class of wine. No formal notes, but everything is in harmony. Blueberry with pie spices. Great mouthfeel, and weight. Can’t wait for my last two bottles.

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  • Slow O'ed for 8 hours. Rich notes of ripe blueberries, fig, cola, hoisin, and brown spices over game and cured meat. Supple texture. Drinking really well.

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  • Opened this to celebrate a wedding anniversary with food from Pietro Restaurant.

    Wine was marvelous tonight, as it has constantly showed over the past few years. Brick red in colour with a sudden aplomb of plums, rich ripe berries, mocha, aged leather, dark chocolate, and prunes.

    Sweet on the palate with a beautiful complexion. Soothing on the palate with good structure and character.

    Last bottle from a case of 6 bottles, still youthful and energetic after 15 years. A testament to what good wine makers can do in good vintages.

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  • 3rd bottle. Full body, long finish, high complexity. Peak drinking. Classic shiraz notes of sassafras, cola, sweet tobacco, fruitcake, blueberry.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133, (See more on Vinous...)

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