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Deep crimson red with a youthful purple hue at release.
Luscious lifted varietal aromas of ripe plum, licorice and violets. Subtle characters of dark chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg and cedar add complexity to the aroma.
The palate has an elegant palate while being rich and generous in fruit. Ripe plum and licorice primary fruit characters are evident throughout the palate. Cinnamon, nutmeg, dark chocolate and vanilla characters work well with the primary fruit, to create a complex flavour profile. The wine has a silky, seamless texture and long persistence.
"Firm and lean, with a strong savory character enveloping the focused blackberry and spice flavors. The finish fades a bit, but not before it picks up some nice mineral notes. Drink now through 2013. 40,000 cases made. –HS" -Rated 86, Wine Spectator
"Nicely crafted, this Clare Valley Shiraz delivers an unusual level of balance and elegance for the price. Herbal, peppery aromas lead off, followed by raspberry fruit framed by vanilla. The tannins are soft but present, the fruit sweetness balanced by crisp acids. It’s not so much a flashy wine as a balanced one to pair with a variety of meat dishes. — J.C. (12/1/2008)" -Rated 90, Wine Enthusiast
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