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90 • Marquee 2007 Shiraz, McLaren Vale $19.99.
Complex aromas of mocha, toasted nuts, craisins, crispy bacon and clay follow through on a bright, round entry to a fruity medium body with creme brulee and blueberry pie notes. Finishes with a long, creamy, juicy and spicy fade with chewy tannins. Very tasty and food friendly. (tasted on Mar-08-2010)
89 • Strongroom 2007 Shiraz, Geographe $17.99.
Dense inky violet black color. Aromas of blueberry compote and eucalyptus follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with great spicy depth and a rounded creme brulee note. Finishes with a long, juicy tangy fade. A delicious, zesty shiraz for sipping or the table. (tasted on Mar-08-2010)
84 • Foxhorn Vineyards NV Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $8/1.5L.
Aromas of chocolate pudding, blackberries, and thyme follow through on a soft, silky entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with clay and seared pork fat notes. Finishes with a black olive and berry skin fade with dusty tannins. (tasted on Mar-08-2010)
83 • Fish Eye 2009 Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $7. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of black raspberry pie and blueberry custard follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with cedar and spice notes and a crisp cocoa and strawberry jam accented fade with chewy tannins. (tasted on Mar-08-2010)