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2005 Burge Family Winemakers Draycott Shiraz Barossa Valley
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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2008

($45) Inky ruby. Pungent cherry and cassis aromas are complicated by cured meat and licorice. Fleshy and sweet, with deep red berry preserve flavors, supple tannins and a late note of cola. This is very open right now, and showing excellent finishing sweetness, but I suspect it will gain complexity with a few years of additional bottle aging.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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