(2005 Vintage) Number 64 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!This 2005 Shiraz shows generous and concentrated fruit with its flavors of dense dark chocolate, licorice, and spice. 100% barrel fermented in new and 1 year old American oak and barrel matured for 12 months. It has silky, smooth tannins and shows creamy developed characters and is overwhelmingly, mouthfillingly delicious. "Cut from the same mold as the Sarah's Blend, the inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 Shiraz offers up sweet, rich aromas of blackberries, toa...
R Wines. Rated 90-92 pts avg. winemaker's notes: The appearance is opaque red-black with a purple rim. The aroma is of rich brown sugar, prunes, black fruits, earth and mineral. The palate is dense, silky, rich and super-ripe. Bitumen, molasses and vanilla. Long, soft structured tannins. critical acclaim: "The 2008 Shiraz offers up aromas of cigar box, damp earth, smoked meat, bacon, and blueberry. Packed with flavor on the palate, it is full-bodied, round, and altogether pleasure-bent. Drink it over the next 4-5 years."
a typical Aussie Shiraz syrupy ripe wine with lots if upfront fruit with blueberry leather spice and vanilla notes. very good.
aromas of cigar box, damp earth, smoked meat, bacon and blueberry. Packed with flavor on the palate, it is full-bodied, round, and altogether a pleasure to drink.
Nose: black fruits, sauteed wild mushrooms, coffee Taste: rich, dense and warm with mega fruit element and a long, smokey finish, really good (90) - Tony Aspler
slightly over sweet candy. might improve with some age but overwhelming sugar
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage)