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2014 De Iuliis Limited Release Shiraz

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2014 De Iuliis Limited Release Shiraz

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Wine Companion (2013 Vintage) says
Always limited to best-barrel selections from several sites to produce 250 dozen bottles. A precise rendition of the interaction between place and variety, the balance between fruit, oak and tannins is so perfect that it is hard to see where one finishes and the next starts. There's not an ounce of fat anywhere on the palate, just power and drive.
Drink by 2048
97
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Released yesterday, but I first tasted it last year, and it will appreciate some years yet for fruit and oak to mesh. De Iuliis Reserve is a selection of the finest barrels, a well-focused, tangy black cherry and dark berry fruit style of considerable poise and persistence, supported by fine-grained tannins and well-balanced oak.
http://tysonstelzer.com/ 2013
95
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Full purple-crimson; combines power and seemingly effortless elegance; there is some oak alongside the black cherry and plum fruits on the bouquet and palate, and the fruit caresses the palate with the lightest footfall. These Í11 De Iuliis Shirazs can be drunk now without any hesitation, but will have a very long future.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
96
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Supple and elegant, with a heady, spicy and floral perfume of redcurrants, dark plums, blackberries and briar lifted by scents of blue flowers and white pepper and backed by slightly gamey, charry oak influences. It's long and silky, with a pliant, beautifully focused palate of polished small black and red berries tightly knit with fine-grained tannins and gentle acids. Superbly balanced, very delicate and likely to flesh out pinot-fashion over time.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
95
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Full purple-crimson; combines power and seemingly effortless elegance; there is some oak alongside the black cherry and plum fruits on the bouquet and palate, and the fruit caresses the palate with the lightest footfall. These '11 De Iuliis Shirazs can be drunk now without any hesitation, but will have a very long future as they show increasing regional thumbprints.
By 2036
Wine Companion
96
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Densely fruited but elegant, supple and savoury, this spicy young shiraz has a deeply aromatic and floral bouquet of sweet small berries, plums and cherries lifted by new, perfumed and fine-grained oak. Its focused, pristine expression of juicy, luscious fruit knits tightly with smooth, silky tannins and brilliantly integrated oak, finishing long, savoury and persistent, with a hint of menthol.
The Australian Wine Annual
95
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
A very convincing young wine that has density and concentration in spades, with beautiful handling in the winery. A ripe dark-fruited expression of plums, cherries and spice; some layered toasty oak, bacon fat and graphite too. The palate's fresh and composed: really deep, swirling tannins draw rich cherry and plum flavour long. Has it all!
2015
The Good Wine Guide
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep colour, with a concentrated amalgam of red and black fruits, fresh leather, toasty oak and graphite; the palate is lively, direct, fresh and beautifully contained, structured to go the distance, yet offering plenty of pleasure in the short term.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2013
95
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
It won't tell you on the label, but this wine was made with 95 per cent McLaren Vale grapes, and 5 per cent Hunter Valley grapes. Nice to see Hunter winemaking hands on McLaren grapes - seems to give it a feeling of difference. It's nutty and chocolatey with rich plummy fruit. It has both balance and satisfaction well covered. Loose-knit, grainy tannins and gently earthen, herbal notes. Nice wine all round.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Deeply coloured, with excellent hue; this is a thoroughly impressive, full-bodied wine, saturated with black fruits, and precise tannin and oak support. Given another five years in bottle it will start the long path towards full maturity, when it will undoubtedly be a great wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
Hunter shiraz of tremendous power, concentration and purity. Ripe black fruits meet firm oak and warm alcohol. Give it a decade for oak to integrate and finely structured tannins to soften.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
93
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
It smells of smoky, vanillin, clovey oak but it's the smooth, syrupy texture that really gets your heart going. This feels lovely in your mouth. It has masses of palate-saturating, fine-grained tannins, earthy notes and lots of ripe blackberry. There may even be a little pepperiness in there too. We reckon this will age very well.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Deeper colour and a more complex array of aromas than the Show Reserve; positive oak frames dark fruits, leather and spice; an emphatic, complex and lingering full-bodied finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
The great recent vintages for Hunter Valley reds are supposed to be 2003, 2005 and 2007. The notoriously wet Hunter, though, has benefited greatly (in a wine sense) from the drought, so that there hasn't been a dud Hunter red vintage in years. I'm fast becoming a big fan of the 2006s. 2006 RELEASE Over the last few vintages I've thought winemaker Mike De luliis has been a little heavy-handed with his oak usage, and it's true that there's a fair whack of it here too. But boy, with this 2006, does he get away with it! The is a fabbo red. It's smooth and luscious and blessed with the most glorious creek of earthy, spicy flavour - though soft-centred fruit power is always the wine's main card. DRINK 2008-2020.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Attractive, medium-bodied wine with sweet blackberry/black cherry fruit; subtle mouthfeel and line supported by new French oak; drink now or in 15 years.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
95
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Shares many characters with the Show Reserve; slightly finer structure and more length; excellent use of French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94

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