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  • 2009 Glaetzer Shiraz Amon-Ra Barossa Valley – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley (7/21/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking. Nose of monkey glue, Herbs du Provence, plums and currants. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Tart acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Likely needs a little air before serving. (92 points)

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  • 2002 d’Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (11/25/2020)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind. Followed over 3 1/2 hours. Nose was much better after 90 minutes of air time.

    Nose started with a heavy nail polish that dissipated with 90 minutes of air time followed by aromas of Kirsch, plum and a hint of acacia flowers. Flavors of tart black berries, raspberries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Comes across as a bit hot although the bottle says alcohol is only 14.5%. I think we pushed the age limit for this bottling. Drink now with a 90 minute decant.

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  • 2007 La Motte Pierneef Collection Shiraz-Grenache – South Africa, Coastal Region, Franschhoek Valley (9/21/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of lavender, Kirsch, roasted meat, camphor and black currants. Flavors of black currants, plums, dried black berries and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    Decant only for sediment. We brought this bottle home with us direct from the winery. Provenance is impeccable. This bottle was pristine. (94 points)

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  • 2015 Peter Lehmann Shiraz The Barossan – Australia, South Australia, Barossa (4/3/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, blueberry and black berry. Flavors of vanilla, blueberry and black berry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (89 points)

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  • 2007 Uitkyk Shiraz Special Reserve – South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch (3/3/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Lovely nose of boysenberries, violets, plums and a hint of cassis. Full flavors of boysenberries, loganberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. I cannot imagine this wine getting any better than it is at this moment. NOTE: the provenance on this bottle was impeccable. We purchased this in the tasting room and flew it back home with us and immediately into our temperature and humidity controlled cellar. (93 points)

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  • 2006 Betts & Scholl Shiraz Black Betty – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley (2/6/2019)
    WIMLNR

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose was a bit vegetal with some roasted meat and a hint of black fruit. Flavors or mint, berries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium bodied. Drink now. Couldn’t make up my mind if it was over the hill, subjected to poor provenance or simply not that good so no rating.

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  • 2002 d’Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (6/10/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of laquer, boysenberries, plums and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of loganberries, boysenberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. Pretty much ready to go with a brief decant. (92 points)

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  • 2006 Two Hands Shiraz Lily’s Garden – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (5/8/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, talc, black pepper and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of plums and black cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or can be held a bit longer. (92 points)

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  • 2007 La Motte Pierneef Collection Shiraz-Grenache – South Africa, Coastal Region, Franschhoek Valley (11/21/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, currants and plums. Earthy flavors up front of Bing cherries, red berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. (92 points)

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  • 2003 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley (4/11/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, plum and raspberry. Flavors of raspberry, plum and a little bit of cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now.

    Throwing a little sediment at this point so decant if you wish and serve immediately. Needs only minimal air if that. (93 points)

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