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Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2004
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.
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
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.
Very fruit forward and balanced. Had during Christmas dinner 2008 in Palm City, Florida.
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Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2004 - Shirvington Shiraz - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: McLaren Valley - Syrah - 750 ml.
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.
The sensational 2004 Shirazandrsquo;s inky/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, blueberries, and creme de cassis. It offers wonderful purity, plenty of stuffing, toasty espresso notes from new oak barrels, admirable intensity, and a tremendous finish. Drink it over the next decade. Former winemakers Sarah and Sparky Marquis have left Shirvington and the wine is now being made by Kim Johnston. Little has changed, although the 2004s appear to be more streamlined and delicate than their 2003 and 2002 counterparts.
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