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92 • Ozzie Ba Ru 2006 Shiraz, Hunter Valley $17. Organically Grown Grapes
Deep garnet violet color. Bright aromas of floral boysenberries and blueberries, vanilla cream, cedar, and delicate peppery spice follow through on a smooth, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with hints of toffee and minerals. Finishes with a long, tangy berry skin and citrus peel accented fade. Nice style and balance; pair with spicy Vietnamese duck and beef dishes. (tasted on Jun-05-2009)
89 • Wyndham 2005 George Wyndham Founders Reserve, Shiraz, South Australia $18.
Opaque amethyst color. Aromas of eucalyptus, blackberry brandy and toffee follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body a touch of savory tomato and spice. Finishes with long, smoked nut and plum skin fade. (tasted on Jun-12-2009)
86 • Hardys 2006 Nottage Hill, Shiraz, South Australia $9.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Aromas of raspberry sorbet and creme custard follow through on a soft, silky entry to dryish light-to-medium body with crushed flowers and sweet baking spice notes. Finishes with a tangy, honeyed citrus rind accented fade. (tasted on Jun-12-2009)
84 • Banrock Station 2007 Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $6.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet color. Aromas of mocha, baked berries and singed cedar follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium body with good depth, tangy citrusy acidity. Finishes with a nutshell, dusty spice, and clay fade. Serve with beef skewers (tasted on Jun-12-2009)