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By Farr Shiraz

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By Farr Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light to medium purple-crimson, only marginally deeper than the '11; a more conventional cool-grown shiraz, but of the highest quality; spice, pepper, licorice, plum and cherry fruit fill the mouth, the flavours constantly changing places with each other, both tannins and oak in their due place.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Good colour; classic plum, black cherry, spice and pepper cool-climate aromas lead into a juicy and supple palate, with unhesitating line, flow and length, oak and tannins bit players.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
"Captures all that is best in cool-grown shiraz; a multiplicity of flavours without the least hint of heaviness or dead fruit; a smooth, silky texture, with blood plums and spice, tannins perfect."
Australian Wine Companion 2011
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Captures all that is best in cool-grown shiraz; a multiplicity of flavours without the least hint of heaviness or dead fruit; a smooth, silky texture, with blood plums and spice, tannins perfect.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
A wine with several more dimensions of complexity than most. Attractive sweet spice, fragrant cool-climate lift, gentle whole-bunch characters, bright berry fruits, some dark chocolate and pepper. It all adds up to an alluring and enticing style, the oak draws fruit aroma upwards. Super dense, fine tannins and assertive acidity here, elegant and eminently drinkable. Deep spiced plum flavour; balanced, supple and delicious.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
The label now calls it 'Shiraz by Farr', but we're putting it here because it's the place folks are most likely to go looking for it. Confusion aside, the wine is fantastic. Everything you'd like a cool-climate shiraz to be: polished and ripe with flavour as it passes through your mouth, spicy and complex as you swallow, the aftertaste then causing you to pause and admire. This is as light as it is bright, as smoky and meaty as it is fruity. It's quite terrific.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Smoky, savoury, meaty and Rhone-like, this smooth, supple and spicy shiraz is steeped in flavours of liqueur plums, cherries and black cherries with undertones of black pepper, suede leather, dark chocolates and briar. Framed by long, fine-grained tannins and backed by assertive cedary oak, it's gamey and spicy, with a deeply layered palate finishing with lingering fruit and musky, underbrush-like complexity.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
I can never remember whether this should be called By Farr Shiraz or Shiraz by Farr. In any case, these are the wines of former Bannockburn winemaker Gary Farr. 2005 RELEASE A riot of aroma. Spice, cherries, pepper, dandelions, cedary oak - it's all happening here. It looks cloudy in the glass too, the ultimate sign of a 'natural' wine. Expect the unexpected, and be ready to be challenged. Long, sweet, porty length. Oddball but exciting. Drink 2011-2016.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Utterly distinctive, highly aromatic (whole bunch component) and the suggestion of a touch of viognier; the palate is complex yet elegant, with great texture from intense black fruits and cashmere tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Typically rich, textured and complex; black fruits, spices and licorice in a warm swathe of oak and tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Pure blackberry, cherry, anise, spice and licorice; powerful but elegant; great structure. Seven per cent Viognier really does the trick.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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