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Bimbadgen Estate Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

This red blend is also a multi-regional blend that shows ripe, dark and red fruits on the nose, with hints of crushed leaf and star anise spice. The palate is more medium-bodied, elegant and fruity, with sweet berry flavours, a lick of toasty oak, gentle tannins, and a smooth finish. It's good value and would be ideal with lamb kebabs.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Dark vibrant, cherry red

Aroma: Blackberries, plums and gentle oak spice

Palate: The palate is a complex array of dark red fruits; plums, blackberries, with a hint of pomegranate. The oak adds another dimension, the taut line of acid portrays freshness combining with slippery tannins. It is a true example of Hunter Valley Shiraz

Cellaring: Cellar with confidence for up to ten years

Food pairing: Barbecued red meats

Alc/vol: 13.2%

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Bimbadgen Estate Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Has the pale medium ruby red of the region when its is respectfully made. The rim is light and centre ruby rather than the black hearted modern style. The aromas mix fresh dark berry fruit with the regional savoury resin, spice amidst something earthy. The palate is elegant softly tannic with a medium body and good length of ripe berry fruit. The finish is long and tangy with lingering ripe berry fruit, savoury edges and tannin firmness.
Rob Geddes MW
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Talk about pillar to post. This mob, who make a serious quantity of wine, have seen it all. Changes of owners, directions, winemakers and so on. Exports, domestic, cellar door sales, wine clubs. Grape growers, contract buyers, own labels. Hopefully, they'll settle down now because the good wine has started to flow. See for yourself—this is a little more feral, in a good way, than some, with attractive animal-hide and coffee-grind notes.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Deeply coloured; very powerful and concentrated black fruits and dark chocolate; ripe tannins, long finish. Pokolbin/McLaren Vale.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
92

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