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Blackjack Vineyard Chortle's Edge Shiraz

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Blackjack Vineyard Chortle's Edge Shiraz

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Campbell Mattinson (2010 Vintage) says
The perfect red for winter’s drinking? We have a contender here with this red from the Bendigo region. It’s hearty, for starters. It’s also blackberried and minty, and boosted admirably by a slip of clovey vanillin oak. It packs a punch and slips down easily. From go to whoa, there’s not a hair out of place.
Campbell Mattinson, 60 Great Reds, Aug/Sept 2013
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
The second label of acclaimed Bendigo winery Blackjack. Really creeps up on you. Seems lacking at first but, given time to breathe, a sweet hit of jubey, curranty, liquoricey flavour comes your way. Mint and dusty, earthen characters too. Just a nice style of wine - made to drink, rather than to impress.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
By far the most robust of the '06 Blackjack Shirazs, with abundant tannins and overall rustic notes; certainly has flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied in a pleasing fruit-forward style; a firm finish suggests a couple of years in the cellar will be worthwhile.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Bendigo gold! A winery worth noting—these guys have made a slow but steady impact with some seriously good reds: if you want something a bit special, try their Block 6 Shiraz at around $35. But this is what they call a 'Monday-to-Thursday' wine, made from purchased fruit rather than their own vineyards. Softer, more approachable, and just a bit delicious, with cherry and red berry notes. I'd happily drink this seven days a week.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Paradoxically, by far the strongest red-purple colour; smooth, supple blackberry, licorice and prune fruit; alcohol evident but not over the top. An altogether surprising outcome
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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