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Wine Advocate #167 (Oct 2006) The star of this portfolio in terms of pure quality is the 2004 Shiraz Freedom. Winemaker Paul Lindner fashions this cuvee from a vineyard planted in 1843. Aged two years in 70% new French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it is a cleverly constructed effort that initially seems somewhat subdued and restrained. However, with aeration, more nuances, flavor, and intensity emerge. My instincts suggest my score may be conservative when this wine hits its plateau of maturity in 3-4 years. It should keep for two decades. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by subtle notions of damp soil, fresh mushrooms, blackberries, tar, and earth. Full-bodied with a restrained character, it is almost the antithesis of the flamboyant style of many South Australian reds. Displaying beautiful purity as well as good balance, it will be better with another 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades.
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