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1998 Brokenwood Wines Shiraz Graveyard Vineyard Hunter Valley
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90+ Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2001

Bright ruby. Unevolved nose hints at cassis, pepper and mint. Very intensely flavored, dense and deep, but painfully backward today. Hints of dark berries and saddle leather. Finishes quite strong, with youthfully tough tannins. This powerful shiraz will require extended aging, but should reward patience. (The Australian Premium Wine Collection, imported by USA Wine West, San Rafael, CA)

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Shiraz is It!
09/27/2000
by Winette
Another good wine to settle down and to another night of Olympic medals being doled out by Juan Antonio. This was big and full and fat which is what you will be after sitting and watching all those athletes and drinking and eating at the same time. Enjoy...
I like anything called "graveyard"
09/27/2000
by Spleen
Big & brawny! Try with your favorite cut of crocodile!
Just Call me Shiraz Lover
09/27/2000
by cablover
This is a big, rich, fat, velvety, spicy, succulent red wine. I may have to change my name :)

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