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Barwang Shiraz

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Barwang Shiraz

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Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
The producers are getting better at picking this fruit at its peak showing lots of juicy blackberries and great value.
Rob Geddes MW
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
As a general rule we prefer the Barwang cabernet to the shiraz, though both are usually good. Hilltops is one of those regions that does both of these classic varieties beautifully. This year, though, the shiraz gets the gong. Belter of a wine. Fabulously smooth, juicy and flavoursome. Blackberry essence, pepper and some meaty, complex reduction. Has a richness and density that suggests it's batting well above its weight - and you wonêt hear any complaints from us about that. Smooth tannins, rich fruit, immediate satisfaction, and can be cellared too. Nothing overdone here.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
93
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Deep, dark and spicy, with suggestions of cloves, cinnamon and meaty notes beneath its rich flavours of dark plums, berries and restrained cedary chocolate oak. It's a long-term prospect with layers of deep, dark black and blue fruits framed by a firm, drying astringency, finishing long, savoury and finely balanced.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
91
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
The producers are getting better at picking this fruit at its peak showing lots of juicy blackberries, and great value.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Strong purple-red; a medium- to full-bodied wine with more weight and extract than most previous vintages; blackberry, licorice and spice are framed by powerful tannins. For the long haul, and a bargain.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
91
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
The Barwang reds have been good for years, but this is a particularly good one - you could serve it to anyone. There are some things that need to be said about this wine. It's not gutsy or in your face, so the rating hasn't been given for sheer power. It is a complete wine, though: elegant, ripe, well balanced and complex, with appropriate musky oak and an even-tempered delivery of semi-sweet, plummy flavour. It will perform well in the cellar over the medium term; though, of course, it's a bonza drink right now.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, with extremely good balance and texture, the black fruits supported by fine, ripe tannins, and to a lesser degree by oak
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Potent, intense and long black fruit flavours run through to a lingering finish, supported by excellent tannins. Richly deserved its gold medal at the National Wine Show 2004.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Black plum and blackberry with a twist of spice; smooth, medium-bodied, fruit-driven; long, fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet offers dark cherry/plum fruit with hints of spice and earth; the palate is round and soft, with supple fruit a feature of the mid-palate in particular. Oak handling is restrained throughout.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
91

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