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    Kangarilla Road Shiraz 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - McLaren Vale, Australia

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    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 107674

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The major percentage of this wine is from Kangarilla Road's McLaren Flat vineyards. These vineyards located at the northern part of the foothills ripen later than other sub-regions, resulting in "cooler climate" spicy aromatic, dark berry driven wines with intense mid to back palate presence and an abundance of soft velvety tannins. These wines tend to develop best in French oak, however second and third use American oak also provide great depth. The second component is sourced from both the Blewitt Springs and Seaview areas where soils range from mostly deep sands to red earth on limestone. The resultant wines display spicy, bold, dark plum characters- very important nuances to the 2006 wine. The final component is from a vineyard in the Sellicks sub-region which is very close to the sea. Shiraz ripens early here also with very low yields. The wines have herbaceous characters with firm Cabernetlike tannins.

    Aromas of spicy mulberry conserve followed by a smooth mix of earthy black and red berry fruits on the mid and back palate. They all combine beautifully with the abundance of soft tannins.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Firm in texture, showing a sweetness and suppleness under the tannins that lets the racy blackberry, cherry and spice flavors come through beautifully. The flavors last on the deftly balanced finish. Best from 2011 through 2017.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Lush in Texas (8/9/2013)
    I've determnined to no longer review any wines that are still available because you people will buy them and drive up the price. Had this put away for a bit, opened it tonight. Delightlful find. Not perfect but a very good drink. I would imagine another couple of years and it would be a home run, I'm not good at waiting. As it is I give it a four, was very good good with a strip steak and salad but would be great all my itself. As usual wish I'd bought more

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