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2010 Mr. Riggs Shiraz The Gaffer McLaren Vale
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Opaque purple.  Deeply pitched aromas of cherry compote, cassis and licorice, with intense floral and spice accents.  Sweet and silky in texture, offering energetic dark berry flavors and a suave floral pastille nuance.  Closes sappy and long, with lingering violet and blueberry notes.

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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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