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2006 Coates Wines The VP Shiraz McLaren Vale
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2006 Coates Wines The VP Shiraz McLaren Vale

Producer: Coates Wines
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: Australia
Region: South Australia

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2008

($36; for 500 ml.) Deep red with a bright rim. Fresh, precise red berry and cherry aromas are underscored by lively minerality. This is supposed to be a vintage port style but it shows wine-like energy and clarity today, with only a hint of sweetness to its dark berry flavors. Gains weight and depth with air, finishing with very good cling and length. A very nicely balanced wine that would be good with rich cheeses. (The Australian Premium Wine Collection, imported by USA Wine West, Sausalito, CA)

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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