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Beresford McLaren Vale Shiraz

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Some say Shee-rah some say shee-raz, call it what you will, it’s still Australia’s favourite grape. The choice of Shiraz is mind-bendingly limitless with styles ranging from full bodied to medium bodied. This sumptuous red from South Australia is more in the full-bodied mould offering a multitude of matches when it comes to food. This is classic McLaren Vale Shiraz with rich raspberry and mocha aromas, the palate is full of dark berries with a soft mouthful of lingering fruit. 

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Intense dark red with a purple hue.

Nose: Primary fruit aromas of plum, dark berries, nutmeg and mocha are complemented by vanillan oak characters.

Palate: A full, rich palate with vibrant dark berry characters and overtones of mocha and spice. A well-balanced wine with great depth, length and persistence of flavour. The subtle oak characters add further complexity while the palate finishes with soft, lingering tannins.

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Beresford McLaren Vale Shiraz

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
An oak driven style with a nice berry compote of fruit and crisp acid to balance.
July/Aug Winestate
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
The flawless high-quality cork looks very new, yet the wine spent only '12¾14' months in oak, suggesting an extended spell in tank. The colour is good, and there is a surfeit of flavour at any price; less extract would have been better.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Fractionally hazy red-purple; a strongly regional-varietal display of aromas and flavours: a typical blackberry and dark chocolate mix supported by soft, slightly chewy tannins. Value.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A powerful mix of black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice and earth; very distinctive McLaren Vale style.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; red and black fruits; fair structure and extract; balanced oak and tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet has a range of dark fruits including blackberry, and a hint of dark chocolate; the well-structured palate provides more of the same plus a hint of licorice; ripe tannins to close and nice American oak handling throughout.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the moderately complex bouquet offers a pleasing blend of ripe, red and black fruits and a hint of vanilla oak. The medium-bodied palate provides a replay, with well-balanced red and black fruit flavours, soft tannins and evident but not excessive American oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
87

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