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2005 Shirvington Shiraz McLaren Vale
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2005 Shirvington Shiraz McLaren Vale

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

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93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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always good
03/06/2009
by Keene12555035
I had the 2004 and now the 2005 is just a good!
08/07/2008
by DsrtMtnwineau
A decided home run (what is the equivalent of that in cricket?)! Nothing subtle here, at all. Huge plum and eucalyptus bouquet, chewy structure, and a long spectacular finish. Exceptionally well balanced tannins round this "bad boy" out, right down to the last "chequer!"
10/21/2008
by Zitzlaff12730702
Deep, rich and black fruit. Toasty and structured oak shows through without drying the palate. Increadibly long finish with excellent concentration and depth. Low yielding and delicious!!!

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Syrah

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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