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    Balgownie Shiraz 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz - Victoria, Australia

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    • ST92
    • RP91
    Price: $25.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 The Wine Advocate, 89 Wine Spectator

    Region: Victoria, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 100543

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Blackberry and mulberry fruits with licorice and cracked pepper sing of Central Victorian Shiraz; a touch of Viognier thrown in for aromatic lift. Immediately approachable in its youth, this regional benchmark has the structure and concentration to age gracefully.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Opaque ruby. Pungent red and dark berries on the nose, with a suave floral quality adding vivacity. Spicy raspberry and cherry flavors become sweeter with air and supple tannins gather strength on the back end. Maintains focus and energy through a long, juicy finish. This is an outstanding value.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The purple-colored 2006 Shiraz contains 2% Viognier. Fragrant and expressive it offers up a nose of scorched earth, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry. Ripe and smooth textured, it has excellent depth and length. It will benefit from another two years of cellaring and be at its best from 2010 to 2018.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright and lively, with a distinct eucalyptus character breezing through the berry and spice flavors. Balanced toward refinement, not power. Best from 2010 through 2016.

    89 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    gwendolyn (9/29/2010)
    I love this wine. It's not dense or heavy like many Shiraz, which I like, because it has this elegance to it that is more uplifting rather than heavy. The little Viognier adds to the aromas and "fragrant" is the right term. Lots of berries and spice going on and something floral in the back as well. Palate is complex and lingering with all the berry-goodness a Shiraz should have, but none of the heaviness. All in balance. It's absolutely delicious.
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    Jessica B (9/9/2010)
    Not only is this wine delicious, but the $14.99 price just knows it out of the park. Will definitely order again!!
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    Janice Drew (9/22/2010)
    Bought it because it was very popular among other buyers on the site that day, but it was awful. Must have been price driven only because it was awful. Ashy on the tongue, never opened up on the palate, no follow through. Too bad I bought three. Maybe I can cook with the other two...
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    R. Rundt (9/29/2010)
    Altho my wife could drink it, I found the pallete of eucalyptus to be far too strong to be enjoyable

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