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Blackbilly Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The blackbilly wines are rich, soft and highly glugable in style, which is the perfect desciption for this grenache blend. Aromas of sweet raspberries and dark plums run around the nose hairs, whilst the palate is fuller-bodied and sumptuous with lots of red and black fruit flavours, a hit of spicy oak, soft tannins, and a sweetly-fruited finish. Get those lamb kebabs on the BBQ now!

Winemaker's Notes

This medium bodied wine is blended from three classic varieties of Grenache 65% for fruitiness, Shiraz 20% to provide richness and depth, and Mourvedre 15% for spice. The wines were matured in a mixture of oaks to add layers of complexity. Enjoy with all full flavoured or mediteranean style foods.

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Blackbilly Shiraz

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Dense inky purple; very ripe yet not unduly extractive or hot; full-bodied plum, prune and dark chocolate fruit is balanced by some fresh acidity on the finish.
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Australian Wine Companion 2011
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Dense colour; a full-bodied wine, with boatloads of blackberry, licorice, chocolate, plum and prune; obviously, will repay extended cellaring and will settle down well.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Dense colour; full-bodied and rich, but supple; blackberry fruit with the regional subtext of dark chocolate; ripe, soft tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Deep, dense but bright purple-red; extremely rich, ripe and concentrated, but avoids jammy/dead fruit; does need time to shed some of the puppy fat, and well worth the wait.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; a supple palate with fine, sweet tannins running throughout mocha, chocolate and black cherry fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90

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