Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2004

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The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 14 months in 95% American oak and 5% French oak. 75% of the oak was n...

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Popcorn nose. Very bizarre. Juicy, strong acid, big body, feels strange on tongue. Beery! Kind of a porter/stout, but not as bitter. Raisin. Chocol... Read more

Very fruit forward and balanced. Had during Christmas dinner 2008 in Palm City, Florida. Read more

The dense, chewy, rich, deeply-colored 2005 Shiraz is a full-bodied, ripe, intense wine, but does not reveal quite the same thrilling level of qual... Read more

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Popcorn nose. Very bizarre. Juicy, strong acid, big body, feels strange on tongue. Beery! Kind of a porter/stout, but not as bitter. Raisin. Chocolate. Jammy. Huge. Smoky.


Snooth User: skalooky
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0.00 5
12/26/2008

Very fruit forward and balanced. Had during Christmas dinner 2008 in Palm City, Florida.


External Reviews for Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The dense, chewy, rich, deeply-colored 2005 Shiraz is a full-bodied, ripe, intense wine, but does not reveal quite the same thrilling level of quality as the Cabernet. Nevertheless, it is no wimpy wine, boasting 16% alcohol as well as stunning richness and length. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Owners Paul and Lynn Shirvington have replaced winemakers Sarah and Sparky Marquis with Kim Johnston, who appears to be following in the same footsteps, producing bigger than life, bold, rich, but beautifully linear and precise wines. Both of these cuvées are barrel-fermented and aged in 75-85% new oak, primarily American. The vines are young, which makes the quality even more remarkable.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Supple, generous and nicely focused to show off its plush blueberry, plum, dusky spice and cream flavors, lingering extensively on the polished finish. Has high alcohol, but carries it well. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The big, concentrated yet velvety-textured, magnificent 2003 Shiraz reveals a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood, and alcohol, it boasts aromas of blackberry liqueur intermixed with violets. The fragrant aromatics are followed by an explosively rich, full-bodied, unctuously-textured, compelling Shiraz. Interestingly, this 2003 does not appear to be quite as powerful or concentrated as the 2002s or 2001s, but that's like splitting hairs. The evolution of this 2003 will be fascinating to follow.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The nearly perfect 2002 Shiraz is the stuff of legends. It is a 1,000 case cuvée that has been completely fermented and aged in 100% new American oak. An inky purple color is accompanied by a remarkable bouquet of white flowers intermixed with melted licorice, blackberries, currants, figs, and espresso roast. Extremely full-bodied, with extraordinary ripeness, opulence, and viscosity, yet very good acidity as well as excellent tannin providing up-lift and definition, this unforgettable wine can be drunk now or cellared for a decade or more. Bravo!


External Review
06/24/2010

90 points out of 100 by Josh Raynolds


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Dark purple. Ripe blackberry and boysenberry on the nose, with a strong vanillin overtone lending a confectionary character. Sweet dark berry and kirsch flavors teeter toward the liqueur side but are firmed by silky tannins, gaining a pleasingly bitter licorice quality with air. A captivating blend of sweet, ripe dark berry fruit and oak spice, with surprising poise and energy on the close. Not for those with old-fashioned tastes bur undeniably alluring, with impressive concentration and a luscious personality.


External Review
06/24/2010

This wine is deep maroon with perfumed aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. There are also some hints of coffee and golden syrup. The palate is an intense explosion of sweet, luscious fruit and toasty oak, even so the texture is silky smooth and creamy and seems to glide over the tongue. Well balanced, the wine finishes with cinnamon and licorice that linger for some time.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 14 months in 95% American oak and 5% French oak. 75% of the oak was new and 25% was one year old. This wine is deep maroon with perfumed aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. There are also some hints of coffee and golden syrup. The palate is an intense explosion of sweet, luscious fruit and toasty oak, even so the texture is silky smooth and creamy and seems to glide over the tongue. Well balanced, the wine finishes with cinnamon and licorice that linger for some time. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.

The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged for 14 months in 95% American oak and 5% French oak. 75% of the oak was new and 25% was one year old. This wine is deep maroon with perfumed aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. There are also some hints of coffee and golden syrup. The palate is an intense explosion of sweet, luscious fruit and toasty oak, even so the texture is silky smooth and creamy and seems to glide over the tongue. Well balanced, the wine finishes with cinnamon and licorice that linger for some time. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.

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Alcohol: 15%

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