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Black Opal Shiraz 2010

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

On the light side, with simple plum and spice flavors on a smooth frame. Drink now.

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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: mcawrx
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2.50 5
11/27/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Black Opal Shiraz

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

On the light side, with simple plum and spice flavors on a smooth frame. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Dark in color, with juicy blackberry and light herbal flavors on a relatively light frame. Made for early drinking, but it has more oomph than most in the style, and a friendly price, too. Drink now.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Light and zippy, with a tart edge to the ripe berry flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

Supple and ripe with generous, spicy, anise-scented black cherry aromas and flavors. A pleasingly quaffable style, suitable for a variety of dishes.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Smooth and enticing aromas of warm black fruit and vanilla go a long way toward rolling out the welcome mat. Those scents get backing from a structured palate of cherry and pomegranate, while the straight-ahead finish is clean, even if it doesnrsquo;t offer a whole lot of complexity or texture.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/17/2011

This simple, direct Barossa shiraz has ripened to a Port-like sweetness, its flavors of plum and strawberry in chocolate offering an easy, balanced quaff for grilled meats.



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