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2004 Hewitson Shiraz The Mad Hatter McLaren Vale
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2006

($36) Dense ruby. Wild, floral and sweet on the nose, with expansive, pure aromas of raspberry, kirsch, violet and mocha. Broad and supple, the dark berry flavors showing excellent concentration and lifted by bright acidity. Really stains the palate and chewy finish with pomegranate molasses and strong dark berry liqueur tones.

79 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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