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92 • Wyndham 2005 Estate, "Black Cluster", Shiraz, Hunter Valley $39.99.
Deep purple black color. Aromas of blackberry creme brulee, vanilla, menthol tobacco, and exotic peppercorns follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-full body with nice layers of sandalwood, cinnamon, and clove. Finishes with a long, chewy, nutty tannin and barrel spice finish. A complex serious table wine. (tasted on Jan-20-2010)
91 • Marquee 2008 Classic, Shiraz, Victoria $11.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of mocha, berry pie crust, and dried eucalyptus follow through on a round, satiny entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with a elegantly balanced ripe fruit and acidity. Finishes with a long, juicy, fine tannin fade. An excellent, super smooth, super drinkable shiraz for all occasions. (tasted on Jan-20-2010)
86 • Wyndham 2007 Bin 555, Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $9.99. Best Buy.
Deep violet color. Bright aromas of spicy blueberry-raspberry chutney and eucalyptus leaf follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with nice even flavors and good depth. Finishes with a crisp, chewy tannin fade. (tasted on Jan-20-2010)
85 • Jacob's Creek 2007 Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia $6.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of baked berries and chocolate covered espresso bean follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with good depth and a smooth, even texture. Finishes with a hint of spiced apple and mild, powdery tannins. (tasted on Jan-20-2010)