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    Shirvington Shiraz 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - McLaren Vale, Australia

    Ratings

    • ST92
    • RP92
    Price: $62.99
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    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 114835

    Winemaker's Notes:

    With a rich and dark hue; this Shiraz is dense and brooding. Starting with aromas of plum jam and mulberry fruit, the clove and cinnamon spice come through and give some lovely complexity. The palate is rich and round, with dense fruit characters, but also freshness and hints of violet floral characters. The wine develops in the mid palate and shows more savory spice and dark chocolate characters. The wine has fine tannins and a lingering finish. It is drinking well now and will cellar well for some years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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+.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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; I'd hold off on opening this for another four or five years.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Full-bodied and creamy-textured, this is a big (16% abv) yet beautiful example of McLaren Vale Shiraz, with ample toast and vanilla from oak maturation balanced by bold raspberry fruit and plenty of meaty, savory complexity. The long, supple finish suggests a drinking window from now through 2016

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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