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2005 Hundred Acre Shiraz Ancient Way Vineyard Summer's Block Barossa Valley
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2014

Opaque ruby.  Deeply pitched dark fruit preserve aromas show a superripe, decadent character, with notes of candied flowers, olive paste and pipe tobacco adding complexity.  Broad, fleshy and smoky on the palate, offering an array of dark fruit liqueur and exotic spice flavors and a touch of candied licorice.  Finishes with serious cling, plush tannins and resonating smoke and berry compote notes.

93 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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