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Briar Ridge Karl Stockhausen Shiraz

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Briar Ridge Karl Stockhausen Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Very complex and approachable, this fine and deeply flavoured shiraz has an exotically musky, floral perfume of briary cassis, mulberries, dark plums and blackberries knit with fresh cedary oak and backed by earthy, faintly mineral undertones. Medium-bodied, it's long and smooth, with deep, pristine flavours of black and red fruits that finish long and faintly sour-edged.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
92
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
An easy, seductive wine on the nose, with plenty of berry pie, attractive ripe raspberry and musky oak too. The palate's soft, plush and fleshy - it's really smooth and already looking balanced and approachable. Sweet spice finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A shiraz whose style is found somewhere between the contemporary and the traditional. Scented with peppery aromas of raspberries, dark cherries, blackberries and fresh cedar/vanilla oak with charming leathery, graphite-like undertones and suggestions of iodide and onion skin, it's smooth, supple and already showing some chocolatey development. Showing a delightful length of moderately intense fruit, it's underpinned by sappy, faintly metallic tannins and does need some time to settle and flesh out.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
91
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Traditional if sizeable medium-bodied wine with considerable ripeness and cherry fruit aromas, good youthful texture and firm acidity.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Mainstream Hunter Valley characters of earth and sweet leather nuances behind the primary black fruit driver; good oak and tannins on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Smart and stylish, this polished, complex and complete shiraz neatly marries brambly, meaty flavours of dark berries and plums with a cinnamon/clove spiciness, cedary/chocolate new oak and firmish, pliant and dusty tannins. It's already quite earthy and leathery, with unusually concentrated fruit for Hunter shiraz. It should settle into a charmingly balanced modern spin on this classic regional theme.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Pure and aromatic blackberry, cherry and plum; medium-bodied, and a silky texture and mouthfeel; classic Hunter, with very fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Smart and stylish, this polished, complex and complete shiraz neatly marries brambly, meaty flavours of dark berries and plums with cinnamon/clove spiciness, cedary/chocolate new oak and firmish, pliant and dusty tannins. It's already quite earthy and leathery, with unusually concentrated fruit for Hunter shiraz. It should settle into a charmingly balanced modern spin on this classic regional theme.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
94
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Rustic and regional, this meaty, moderately firm and leathery shiraz has a slightly minty bouquet of blackberries, dark plums, cedar/vanilla oak and a whiff of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, it's smooth and polished, with plush, vibrant dark fruit flavour that becomes more evolved, funky and savoury towards the finish. Framed by slightly chalky, fine-grained tannin, it will become even more expressive and possibly even feral with time in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
93
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Old-fashioned, restrained and very elegant Hunter burgundy style whose earthy, spicy and leathery bouquet of slightly stewed plum-like fruit, red berries and cherries is lifted by hints of tar and white pepper. Its palate is restrained and almost shy, but offers an excellent length of reserved berry flavours, creamy oak and fine tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the complex bouquet has blackberry fruit, a touch of regional earth and a lick of vanilla oak; the palate reflects the bouquet, with sweet fruit on the mid-palate and a noticeably smooth texture. Both this and the Old Vines Shiraz were picked at 12.5° baume, a welcome relief, and which will do nothing to shorten their longevity.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
91
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the complex bouquet has dark berry and licorice fruit with a nice hint of bacony oak; that oak comes through more strongly on the palate, but should settle down with time, as there is ample fruit there and appropriate soft tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; an ultra-typical young, earthy Hunter Shiraz bouquet with hints of boot polish and subtle oak is followed by a palate on which red cherry and raspberry fruit comes to the fore. Attractively soft and fine tannins round offa very good young wine,
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
90

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