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from [URL=http://2daysperbottle.blogspot.com]2 Days per Bottle[/URL].The color is maroon, bright and clear. This wine hits your nose with a wall of... Read more
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
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from [URL=http://2daysperbottle.blogspot.com]2 Days per Bottle[/URL].The color is maroon, bright and clear. This wine hits your nose with a wall of smells. It starts with sweet butter slathered on roasted nuts, sitting on a plate next to a vase full of day-old magnolias. That is followed by a complex melange of red fruit, cherries and strawberries, and black fruit, blueberries and mulberries. Mouth feel is very full and thick. The palate has the same sweet buttered roasted nuts, almost praline-sweet. That is followed by big jammy fruit, hearty jam with big chunks of strawberries, black cherries, and a few blueberries. Maple syrup and vanilla flow on the mid-palate. The finish is very sweet and very long.Night TwoAgain, the nose starts with buttery praline, the cherries and blueberries. The palate has the same pralines, loads of big black and red fruit, and browned butter to finish. The overall sense, and mouth feel, is smooth butter. The finish is not as long as Night One, but still fairly long.This is a great big buttery powerful wine. It is not a fruit-bomb, as the fruits are not overly jammy and sweet, and the butter-nut praline offers another level of flavors other than just jars of jelly. It is big enough, though, that it cold easily overpower most food, so choose carefully when looking for a good match.
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.
Fresh ground herbs greet the nose on this magnificent wine at uncorking, with mercurial wafts of cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, cloves, and faint rosemary intermingling. At 30 minutes, notes of vanilla, maple, tobacco and graphite join the medley and add complexity. The opulent aromatics continue to evolve and at an hour, fruity whiffs of cherry, raspberry, plum and raisin join earthy scents of spring grass and oak to deepen and broaden the array. Still more emerges at two hours, with a delicate fragrance of rose decorating the harmonies of both red and dark fruits. The palate launches acerbic and tight and requires a full 30 minutes to begin to display its profound complexity, but once it does, this sumptuous wine opens to a smorgasbord of intense, thick flavors, including cherry, raspberry, rich dark berries, coffee, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, grass, alfalfa, vanilla, oak, and an herbal sharpness on the medium finish. The wine is somehow chewy and elegant at the same time, with a strong tannic structure, leaving the palate fully engaged but dry and cleansed as the zingy finale occurs, as if ballerinas were bourreeing gracefully off stage as music fades. 5/14/2011
External Reviews for Shirvington Shiraz Mclaren Vale
Smooth and velvety, framing its cherry, leather and spice flavors with fine tannins, lingering nicely with a touch of wet earth. Drink now through 2015. -HS Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Shirvington Shiraz 750ml
Shirvington's 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Shirvington Shiraz 750ml
2008 McLaren Vale Shiraz Shirvington is a relatively new project in McLaren Vale, the first vineyard planted in 1996, the first wine released in 2001. Its made by Kim Jackson (direct from S&S Marquis), who ferments it in a high proportion of new oak... Wine & Spirits. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Shirvington Shiraz 750ml
Shirvington's 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big mouthful yet well balanced with crisp acidity and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should blossom with another couple of years in bottle and drink through 2020+. Opaque purple. Powerful, deeply scented aromas of black and blue fruits, cola, incense and vanilla, plus hints of dried flowers and licorice. Ripe, fleshy and palate-coating, offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and a late note of sassafras. Very rich shiraz with a strong finishing note of dark fruit liqueur and surprising vivacity. Highly concentrated but avoids heaviness; Id hold off on opening this for another four or five years. Smooth and velvety, framing its cherry, leather and spice flavors with fin...
Shirvington's 2007 Shiraz spent 14 months in 80% new, mostly American oak. It displays an excellent nose of cigar box, lavender, cocoa, black cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a full-bodied, dense, structured Shiraz which comes off as just a bit sinewy. Aside from that, it has plenty of savory fruit, good balance, and a lengthy finish. It will require 3-4 years of additional cellaring and should be in full bloom from 2013 to 2027. Supple and polished with mocha-accented blueberry and dark plum flavors, lingering easily against well-buffed tannins. Drink now through 2019. 674 cases made. -HS Starts off with deep, dark aromas of chocolate, licorice, cola and plum, then offers flavors of dates, chocolate and vanilla that fan out across the palate. Drink this full-bodied, softly textured Shiraz over the next few years. J.C.
"Shiraz has a very fragrant nose; with blueberry and dark cherry fruit characters
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