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Next up on the flight to Bali was this Aussie Shiraz.  I will admit that between this flight and the return one I sampled this wine from 3 different bottles, all pretty much consistent.  Very muted nose that was giving me no signs of fruit, perhaps the dry environment of an aircraft cabin did it no justice.  On the palate, raw blackberry jam mixed with earth, but slightly dry.   I did notice some gripping tannins and the mouthfeel was ok, but nothing stunning.  Overall, a very atypical Shiraz that did not do much for me.  84 points and 2 stars.

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