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2005 Tait Wines Shiraz Basket Pressed Barossa Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2007

($40) Inky violet. Vivid red and dark berry scents complemented by coconutty oak and Asian spices. Deeply concentrated blackberry and blueberry flavors reach nook and cranny of the palate, picking up silky tannins on the close. Seems to gain in power on the finish while maintaining focus, leaving the palate stained with dark fruits and an exotic floral pastille quality. This is irresistible now. (Southern Starz, Stamford, CT)

91 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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