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Disclaimer- I know the owner…  He was kind enough to bring me a bottle from his estate in Bridgetown, Western Australia.  This is an atypical Aussie Shiraz, which is a good thing.  I’m not a fan of the bombastic jammy style associated with the region.  This wine is more Rhone-like in my opinion.  Its started off with black currants and tar on the nose.  Plums and vanilla came across as I enjoyed the mouth coating tannins.  I wrote ‘juicy wine with good tannin structure that covers the gums’ in my notes.  I was also impressed by the long finish and finesse of this wine.  The back end had more tar and some herbs that combined to give it a delectable earthiness that I found fascinating.  I believe it retails at $15. Hopefully some of my Australian readers can find it in their shops and give it a try.  I think it has a 5-7 year drinking window and would love to try it again in a few years.    I’m going with 89+ points and 4 stars.  Salut….

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