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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Nepenthe Shiraz 2010

Back up the truck folks..... for this is damn good drinking.  Price quoted is a suggested retail price.  You'll likely be able to get this a little cheaper with some savvy shopping.

Cracking conditions in 2010, rainfall when needed then some good diurnal variation for great ripening.  It shows.

Real red and black fruited smorgasbord ably supported - not dominated - by oak.  The palate showing a hint of sweeter fruit, it's light-on - medium bodied really - with good background spice and grainy, nail-file tannin.  A nice soft and slow extraction.

Good briary blackcurrant and cherry finish.  Just really enjoyed it.  The beauty is it looked even better as time wore on, even after three days it was singing. 93 - Very Good

Source: Sample
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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