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2010 First Drop Wines Shiraz Mother's Milk Barossa
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Bright purple.  Intensely perfumed aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry, violet and licorice, with notes of incense and star anise adding complexity.  Lush and seamless in texture, with deep dark fruit compote flavors lifted by peppery spices.  Finishes with strong punch and very good, floral-dominated persistence.

89 Points | Wine Spectator

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Pleasant Surprise
by Kelly11337131
I'm skeptical of wines with prominent names, but this was a pleasant surprise. Good fruit with no off-taste, before or with food.


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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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