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1 August 2017 | Awards, Wine Reviews, Wine Reviews - Semillon, Wine Reviews - Shiraz, Wine Reviews - Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz | James Halliday

James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

White Label Shiraz 2014

95 points

Dry grown, 1 tonne/acre, 20% whole bunch. Great synergy between the region and variety. Hunter terroir coming through strongly, with the red fruits and pepper of shiraz given an extra layer of complexity by the whole bunch component. Densely flavoured but only medium-bodied; supple, but structured, founded more on acidity than tannin. A long life ahead

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Breaking Ground Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz 2015

92 points

Lustrous black-red colour same with the fruit within dark cherries and plums. Very spicy, charry, with wafts of Middle Eastern spices, medium-bodied, some suppleness, then grip when tannins kick in on the finish.

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Margan Shiraz 2015

90 points

Coming after the '14 vintage was always going to be challenging, vintage conditions simply underlining the challenge. This is a very good response, its light to medium-bodied palate with fresh red and black cherry fruit, and an easy going finish for early consumption.

 

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