R Wines Shiraz First Class 2006

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Here is the first release of First Class Shiraz from Grateful Palate Airwines, made from 100% Shiraz grapes grown on ...

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Vanilla, oaky, spicy, cherry nose. Flavors are smooth, lightly spiced with hints of chocolate, and nice round smooth silky tannins. Read more

The 2007 Boarding Pass First Class Shiraz was aged for 18 months in French and American oak. It exhibits a glass-coating opaque purple color, an ex... Read more

Ripe and tangy, with a juicy feel to the texture from lively acidity and a flavor profile that balances dark, spicy cherry flavors with tomato sala... Read more

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05/26/2009

Vanilla, oaky, spicy, cherry nose. Flavors are smooth, lightly spiced with hints of chocolate, and nice round smooth silky tannins.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

The 2007 Boarding Pass First Class Shiraz was aged for 18 months in French and American oak. It exhibits a glass-coating opaque purple color, an expressive nose of smoke, lavender, bacon, and licorice leading to a structured, slightly lean Shiraz that should evolve for 2-3 years and will hopefully fill out its frame.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Ripe and tangy, with a juicy feel to the texture from lively acidity and a flavor profile that balances dark, spicy cherry flavors with tomato salad notes. Not a typical Shiraz. Best from 2011 through 2015.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The pricier 2007 Boarding Pass First Class Shiraz was aged for 18 months in French and American oak. It exhibits a glass-coating opaque purple color, an expressive nose of smoke, lavender, bacon, and licorice leading to a structured, slightly lean Shiraz that should evolve for 2-3 years and will hopefully fill out its frame.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

In the superconcentrated shiraz mode, this is a thick, rich stew of a wine, serving up smoky scents to match barbecued pork ribs. The wine saves itself in the end, bold and intense rather than heavy, giving some visibility to its black fruit flavors.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2005 Shiraz "First Class" was barrel-fermented and aged for 18 months in new and 1 year French and American oak. More complex aromatically, it has a lovely bouquet of toast, smoke, cedar, lavender, blueberry, and blackberry. Opulent, velvety, and seamless, it has great depth, spicy blue and black fruit flavors with hints of licorice and chocolate, and a very long finish. Drink it over the next 10 years. The Boarding Pass label is just that, a dead ringer for an airplane boarding pass. According to Dan Philips, it is like going on a trip to Australia without leaving home while the First Class is a luxury upgrade. Aside from the humor, these two wines have more in common with Fed-Ex, delivering the goods right on time.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Amply endowed at 15.5% abv, this is a full-bodied, rich and velvety example of McLaren Vale Shiraz from winemaker Chris Ringland. The menthol, vanilla and black cherry notes are straightforward but pure, with nothing to distract from the bold fruit and tasty oak. Drink now-2015.


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10/08/2009

Buckle up for a journey into a rich mouth-full of Shiraz.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Here is the first release of First Class Shiraz from Grateful Palate Airwines, made from 100% Shiraz grapes grown on 10 to 15 year old vines from some of the best regions of South Australia. The juice was fermented and aged for 18 months in a combination of new and one year old French and American oak barrels. The 2005 growing season had ideal growing conditions resulting in generous & concentrated fruit expression in the wines.

Here is the first release of First Class Shiraz from Grateful Palate Airwines, made from 100% Shiraz grapes grown on 10 to 15 year old vines from some of the best regions of South Australia. The juice was fermented and aged for 18 months in a combination of new and one year old French and American oak barrels. The 2005 growing season had ideal growing conditions resulting in generous & concentrated fruit expression in the wines.

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