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2005 Thorn-Clarke Wines William Randell Shiraz Barossa Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2008

($50) Saturated ruby. Dark berry liqueur, cocoa powder, tobacco and vanillin oak spices on the nose, plus a subtle graphite undertone. Broad and fleshy, offering sweet and spicy blackberry, cassis and candied licorice flavors, and picking up a cherry-cola quality with air. Becomes brighter and more tannic with air, with the tannins adding shape and structure to the sweet, oak-accented fruit. Very sexy wine, with impressive energy for its size. (Kysela Pere et Fils, Winchester, VA)

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05/19/2009
by Chou13311465
Australian shiraz is almost always a good choice, this is a very refined wine from a great vintage.
What a wonderful wine !
05/15/2009
by concina10700349
This wine is ready to enjoy now. I regret having ordered only 4 bottles.
Loved it!
04/17/2009
by Sangster12818121
My wife and I are big Shiraz fans and love the likes of Mollydooker, Glaetzer, Mitolo, Clarendon Hills, Greenock Creek, Two Hands etc. We are very happy to report that this wines takes its place in that exalted company. We will enjoy drinking this over the next few years.

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