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2008 Madeleines McLaren Vale Single Vineyard Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Madeleines certainly nailed it with this 2008 Shiraz. Drawn from a patch of the oldest vines in Willunga, this McLaren Vale Shiraz has the sort of epic richer and any-thicker-and-it-would-be-solid concentration only softened by nine years of ageing.

Here's a little taste of the reviews for this epic Shiraz:
'Full-bodied palate is powerful and dense' - 94 points James Halliday
'One very good wine' - 93 points Tony Keys
'Very fine tannins, crisp acid and a long sinewy finish' - 90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Sounds good, doesn't it? Now at it's absolute peak, this Shiraz is more than just a bloody good drink - it is also a real bargain.

Winemaker's Notes

Handmade from the oldest vines in the Willunga region of McLaren Vale.

Low yields, ripe fruit and complexity - great wine.

Alc/vol: 15.0%

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2008 Madeleines McLaren Vale Single Vineyard Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep colour, with a good hue; the full-bodied palate is powerful and dense, with blackberry, licorice, plum and dark chocolate flavours, the texture supple and smooth, and easily carrying its alcohol.
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94
Campbell Mattinson (2008 Vintage) says
Ripe and sweet and plush. Given these characteristics it doesn’t have the depth that you might expect, though it’s satisfying and soft and attractive to drink. Flavours of aniseed, plum jam, sultana and toast, with a dusty note to the aftertaste. Overall it’s fresh and easy to drink, and deserves to find an audience.
90
Tony Keys (2008 Vintage) says
Clean black fruits nose, velvet smooth on one level but interesting flavours emerge as it travels, the end result being one very good wine.
93
Wine Advocate (2008 Vintage) says
2008 Willunga Single Vineyard Shiraz presents a very deep garnet-purple color and pronounced notes of baked black cherries, blueberry pie, some spice box and whiffs of earth and black truffles. The full-bodied palate offers a good concentration of dried berry flavors with a high level of very fine tannins, crisp acid and a long sinewy finish. Offering superlative quality across the board and very good value, thus far it appears Madeleines Wines are only exporting to China, but they should be a name to look out for in these times when value is of the essence.
90

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