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2009 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Fruit Bat Single Vineyard McLaren Vale
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Inky ruby.  Exotic aromas of red and dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, violet and spices.  Plush and open-knit, offering deep dark fruit flavors and notes of candied flowers and allspice.  Tannins build with air and add focus to a long, supple, sweet finish.  This has the depth to age but drinks very easily now. 

90 Points | Wine Spectator
91+ 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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