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Bright, saturated dark ruby. Extravagantly ripe aromas of dark berries, mocha, licorice, road tar and shoe polish. Lush, urgent, very concentrated ... Read more
Nearly perfect, the opaque black/purple-colored 1998 Shiraz Reserve plays to the great strength of Australia - powerful, naturally-textured, super-... Read more
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Full of fruits and with a great body
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Bright, saturated dark ruby. Extravagantly ripe aromas of dark berries, mocha, licorice, road tar and shoe polish. Lush, urgent, very concentrated dark berry and mint flavors are given clarity by bright acids. Powerfully structured to age. Finishes with substantial but ripe tannins and impressive persistence. Among the two or three most impressive examples of Australian Shiraz I've stated this year.
Nearly perfect, the opaque black/purple-colored 1998 Shiraz Reserve plays to the great strength of Australia - powerful, naturally-textured, super-rich wines that are big and chewy. Exceptionally rich and explosive, with great purity as well as remarkable symmetry and overall balance for such massiveness, this blockbuster can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years. Make no doubt about it, this Shiraz will elicit more than a few "wows" in any tasting - blind or otherwise.
Saturated ruby. Sappy crushed blackberry aroma lifted by floral and minty components. Urgent dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors offer great sappy freshness and verve. There's nothing raisiny about this nearly painfully delineated Shiraz. Extraordinarily penetrating, firmly tannic finish. Aged in American oak but oak was the last thing I noticed. Extraordinary juice.
A huge mouthful of blackberry, blackcurrant and plum, with a hint of licorice. Prominant tannins offer a good counterpoise to all that fruit, while nutmeg and vanilla oak characters complement its spiciness. The length of flavour is extraordinary and perfectly balanced by the acidity.
The 1997 Shiraz Reserve conceals its nearly 15% alcohol behind a cascade of incredibly rich, concentrated fruit. This wine sees only new American oak, in contrast to the Cabernet Sauvignon, which is aged in 100% French oak. It boasts an opaque black/purple color in addition to knock-out aromas of melted asphalt, blackberries, truffles and licorice. Cherry jam notes also emerge in the flavors. Unctuously-textured, incredibly ripe, pure and full-bodied, this wine would make even Australia's Grange look wimpish. It tasted side by side. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2025.
This one goes for all the intensity and depth it can muster. It could have been too much of a muchness, but itandrsquo;s impressive for its deftness. Ripe and rich, itandrsquo;s generous with dark plum, berry and black pepper flavors, finishing supple and round, letting the flavors echo beautifully. Drink now through 2012.
This one goes for all the intensity and depth it can muster. It could have been too much of a muchness, but it’s impressive for its deftness. Ripe and rich, it’s generous with dark plum, berry and black pepper flavors, finishing supple and round, letting the flavors echo beautifully. Drink now through 2012.
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