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Black Opal Shiraz 2001

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"If you like a strong rotten taste in wine , this is the one for you. Overpowering with alcohol, almost no hint of fruit fruit. "

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Black Opal Winery:
Black Opal established in 1986, comes from a place of untamed territories and unspoiled land. This is Australia. The land they call "Oz". The land down under. Brimming with life, Australia is a dreamland rich in culture, diversity and natural history. This is apparent in the crystal blue skies above, in the red landscape, even the glistening opal, and a gem that dates back 60 million years. T... Read more
Black Opal established in 1986, comes from a place of untamed territories and unspoiled land. This is Australia. The land they call "Oz". The land down under. Brimming with life, Australia is a dreamland rich in culture, diversity and natural history. This is apparent in the crystal blue skies above, in the red landscape, even the glistening opal, and a gem that dates back 60 million years. The Black Opal wines are sourced from vineyards found in South Australia along the Limestone Coast, at Langhorne Creek and in the infamous Barossa Valley. The Limestone Coast vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Merlot. The region, known for producing reds of outstanding quality is rich with the famous "Terra Rossa" soil, which overlays a hard layer of limestone. Cabernet Sauvignon is a star performer on the Limestone Coast - producing Black Opal wines with a distinctive blackcurrant and cassis aroma. Langhorne Creek is another famous region for red wines. Southeast of Adelaide, the region boasts Cabernet and Shiraz with characteristic "chocolate mint" aromas and an incredible richness in flavor. The Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest and most famous wine-producing areas. Established in the 1840s, it has built a reputation for producing powerful Shiraz based wines and full flavored Chardonnay. Read less

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Snooth User: de Boer
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4.50 5
02/05/2008

A hint of spice notes but not overbearing. Love it


Snooth User: vicfla
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4.00 5
04/11/2008

This wine is a must have if enjoying fine indian cuisine.


Snooth User: rbruhn
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3.00 5
07/08/2008

Three glasses



"If you like a strong rotten taste in wine , this is the one for you. Overpowering with alcohol, almost no hint of fruit fruit. "

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