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Sunday, 14 April 2013

O'Leary Walker Claire Reserve Shiraz 2008

Oak. Dark black fruit at its core - cassis - concentrated, an inviting perfume; and beyond the darkness, light with floral notes.

The palate is dark too, showing spice that builds, that creeps, the concentration mentioned earlier - a black hole of a wine. It's at turns unctuous, with dark chocolate and a little bitter grounds, and fine with grainy tannins.

The wine concludes with dark bitter chocolate notes, there's fruit present too, and it shines through. Length is generous, my only quibble is a wee spike of heat at its conclusion. 93 - Very Good

Tasted on: Saturday 6th April, a Root Day
Source: Tasting
Price: $90
Alcohol:14% or 15.1% (Don't ask)
Closure: Screwcap

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