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2002 Shirvington Shiraz McLaren Vale
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2002 Shirvington Shiraz McLaren Vale

Producer: Shirvington
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: Australia
Region: McLaren Vale

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99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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06/15/2014
by Drummer
Love the chocolaty notes to this wine. It's big and round an still plenty of tannins to lay down for another 3+ years. I can understand the comment below given when his tasting occurred, ten years ago. Wow...it's still wonderful!
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03/30/2004
by lshantz
Parker says 99, who am I to disagree. I think it's a great bottle of wine. Think extract, extract & maybe some extract to go with big round chewy tannins (almost gum-ball size).

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