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89 • Silver Wings 2004 Vincenzo O.V., Mourvedré Shiraz, Central Victoria $29.99.
Garnet color. Aromas of barnyard mud, baked blueberries, pickles, and toffee follow through on a supple, silky entry to a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body with blackberry skin, balsamic, and delicate spice. Finishes with a crisp, lightly chewy fruit and oak tannin fade. (tasted on Jun-12-2009)
86 • Hardys 2007 Nottage Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz, South Eastern Australia $9.99. Best Buy.
Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry bonbon, grilled pepper, wax, and cedar follow through on a soft, brisk entry to a dryish medium body with a touch of bacon fat and peppery spice. Finishes with a pleasant, tangy fade. (tasted on Jun-12-2009)
86 • Coriole 2005 "Contour 4", Sangiovese/Shiraz, McLaren Vale $16.
Deep ruby color. Mild aromas roasted tomato, candle wax, and black raspberry skins. follow through on a soft entry to a dryish medium body with cherry jam and mint leaf notes. Finishes with a soft, tidy, dusty tannin fade. (tasted on Jun-12-2009)
86 • Yarraman Estates 2005 "Rip Snortner", Shiraz-Cabernet, South-Eastern Australia $13. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet color. Muted aromas and blackberry, pepper dust, and talc. A soft, silky entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with raisin, plum skin and sweet spice notes. Finishes with a tangy, cedar and vanilla fade. Serve with lamb. (tasted on Jun-12-2009)