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Older Reviews - The following reviews were conducted 12 to 0.000000 months ago. Some wines may be hard to find or may no longer be available. Below are 1 through 19 of the 19 older reviews found.
93 • Glen Eldon 2005 "Dry Bore", Shiraz, Barossa Valley $29.
Deep garnet violet color. Warm chocolate covered cherry and toasty oak spice aromas follow through on a supple, satiny entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with black raspberry and pink peppercorn notes. Finishes with a lively, cocoa dusted berry fade. A superb choice for lamb chops. (tasted on Jan-20-2009)
93 • Schwarz 2006 "Nitschke Block", Shiraz, Barossa Valley $49.95.
Garnet violet color. Lovely aromas of violets, chocolate cookies, golden apples, and honeyed boysenberries follow through on a silky, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with tart blackberry skin, rosemary rubbed pork, and peppery spice notes. Finishes with a crisp, green apple and cedar tinged fade. Excellent persistence and balance and a natural choice for spicy lamb dishes. (tasted on Jan-20-2009)
93 • Schwarz 2006 "Thiele Rd.", Grenache, Barossa Valley $49.95.
Garnet violet color. Chocolate covered cherry and wafer cookie aromas have waxy honeycomb edge and follow through on a supple, satiny entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with black raspberry and peppery spice notes. Finishes with a long, tangy and sumptuously toasty, cocoa accented fade. A smooth, elegant and flavorful red to serve with prime rib. (tasted on Jan-20-2009)
90 • A.T. Richardson 2005 "Chockstone", Shiraz, Grampians $24.99.
Deep violet color. Aromas of white chocolate peppermint brittle, menthol, and spicy blueberry coulis follow through on a silky entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with layers of berries and candied citrus peels. Finishes with a long, spicy, cocoa dusted fade. A delicious and balanced, crowd pleasing red. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
90 • Jacob's Creek 2006 Reserve, Shiraz, South Australia $12.99. Best Buy.
Dark garnet violet color. Bright chocolate mint and eucalyptus leaf aromas follow through on a supple entry to a tangy dry-yet-fruity medium body with vanilla creme wafer and peppery spice notes. Finishes with a crisp, refreshing fade. A perfect, easy drinking wine for sipping or spicy lamb dishes. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
90 • Milton Park 2007 Shiraz, South Australia $12.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Mocha, dried berry, beeswax and roasted nut aromas follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with toffee, cedar, and spice notes. Finishes with a crisp, refreshing fade. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
90 • Thorn Clarke 2005 William Randell, Shiraz, Barossa Valley $53.95.
Ruby violet color. Densely spicy blackberry and vanilla compote aromas with hints of pepper and cocoa follow through on a smooth, polished entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with layers of caramel apple, exotic spice, and sandalwood. Finishes in a long, rich chocolate covered berry fade with chewy tannins and pink peppercorn warmth. A velvet brick of a red to serve with porterhouses with horseradish sauce. (tasted on Jan-20-2009)
89 • Jip Jip Rocks 2007 Shiraz, Limestone Coast $18.99.
Dark garnet violet color. Melted spumoni ice cream, peppermint fudge, and blueberry pie aromas follow through on a bright entry to a fruity-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with suede, tobacco, and nutskin notes. Finishes with crisp, tart blueberry-cranberry chutney and vanilla bean fade. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
89 • Thorn Clarke 2007 "Shotfire", Shiraz, Barossa Valley $23.95.
Inky violet color. Dense aromas of spice cake, dried pork, dried eucalyptus leaf, and huckleberry compote follow through on a silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with menthol tobacco and cedar notes. Finishes in a crisp, tangy mouthwatering fade with a dash of vanilla bean. (tasted on Jan-20-2009)
89 • Marquee 2007 Classic, Shiraz, Victoria $11.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Aromas of violets, chocolate mints, and blueberry-boysenberry pie follow through on a bright lively entry to a fruity medium-to-full body with vanilla fudge, cedar, and spice notes. Finishes with a long, juicy and crisp fade. A fun fruity, crowd pleaser. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
88 • Glaetzer 2006 "Bishop", Shiraz, Barossa Valley $31.  Sustainable Agriculture/No Pesticides 
Deep violet color. Aromas of blackberry skin, crayon, and praline aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with tangy raspberry skin, birch bark, and apple cider vinegar notes. Finishes with a tart cedar spice box, rosemary and red apple skin accented finish. A crisp, appetizing shiraz. (tasted on Jan-20-2009)
88 • Mr. Riggs 2007 "The Gaffer", Shiraz, McLaren Vale $22.
Dark violet color. Blackberry custard pie, chocolate, and peppery spice aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with good depth, length, and grip. Finishes with a long, chewy, dried fruit, toasty cedar, and spice fade. Very nice. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
88 • Corrina Rayment 2006 "Revolution", Shiraz, McLaren Vale $21.  Sustainable Agriculture/No Pesticides 
Dark violet color. Aromas of mocha gelato, dark roasted nuts, and chocolate covered berries follow through on a satiny entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with tangy fruit and a touch of tobacco. Finishes with a refreshingly crisp and pepper and flint fade with amazing balance considering the weight. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
88 • Coriole 2005 "Redstone", Shiraz, McLaren Vale $20.
Garnet violet color. Shy aromas of buttery toffee and dried berries. A very smooth, satiny entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with tangy berry compote and cocoa notes. Finishes with a cedar, sea mist, orange peel, and dusty spice fade. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
87 • Step Rd. 2006 Shiraz, Langhorne Creek $22.95.
Garnet violet color. Blackberry meringue pie, toasted coconut, clay, and creme Anglaise aromas follow through on a silky entry to a dryish medium body with tart berry, cocoa, and spice notes. Finishes with a drying, cedar and graphite accented fade. Try with lamb. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
86 • Epsilon 2006 Shiraz, Barossa Valley $20.  Sustainable Agriculture/No Pesticides 
Garnet red brick color. Aromas of plum, prune compote, and orange cake follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with peppercorn and black raspberry notes. Finishes with a crisp, cedar tinge fade. (tasted on Jan-20-2009)
86 • Jacob's Creek 2006 Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $7.99. Best Buy.
Shy aromas of cabbage patch, dried berries and dusty spices follow through on a soft, brisk entry to a dryish medium body with notes of pepper and olive brine. Finishes with a tangy blackberry, mint leaf, and cocoa fade. A pleasant sipper. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
86 • Step Rd. 2006 "Blackwing", Shiraz, South Australia $14.99.
Waxy citrus, berry, and cocoa aromas follow through on a silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with good depth and tangy acidity. Finishes with a touch of tomato skin, dried sage, and vanilla. Nice. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
82 • Beach Dogs NV Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $9.99/1.5L.
Deep garnet color. Chocolate wafer cookie, dried berry, wax, pigs feet, and mocha aromas follow through on a tangy entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with a touch of pineapple, sundried tomato, and spice. Finishes with a crisp, quick fade. (tasted on Jan-22-2009)
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