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Faber Vineyard Riche Shiraz

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Faber Vineyard Riche Shiraz

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Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
You have to love this terrific example of Swan Valley shiraz. Strikes an ideal balance between the silky smooth fruit and the fine grained American and French oak. Beautifully composed palate with chalky tannin and oak in support. Good flavour intensity and a very long finish. One of the best under this label.
WA Wine Guide 2013 2012
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
91
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Lifted notes of spicy vanillin oak overlaying the generous plummy characters of the fruit. The palate has supple tannins with a certain granular character. The fruit shows a control and finesse you donÕt often get in the Swan Valley. It is a very powerful wine with immense cellaring potential. Ripe fruit but there is not even a suggestion of over ripe portiness.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Strong crimson-purple; supple, black fruits on the generously endowed, medium-bodied palate, the tannins fine and the oak well-integrated. High-quality
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
A solid and impressive follow Ðup to the fleshy 2007. This has some awesome power and fruit concentration with a seamless and perfectly integrated palate. Sweet ripe fruit with lifted stewed plum and cedary oak. Very nice wine with some cellaring potential.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
89
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
Plump and opulent Swan Valley Shiraz with stacks of mouth-filling, savoury plum and rich fruit cake fruit. It's a rather deliciously appealing wine with a little edge to make it interesting.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Generous, ripe blackberry and plum fruit; restrained alcohol and oak; overall, medium-bodied and well-balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Rich indeed; excellent blackberry, vanilla and soft tannins; medium to full-bodied, but retains grace.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Striking purple-red; potent blackberry and plum fruit plus vanilla oak on both bouquet and palate; simply needs 10 years.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
91
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Impenetrable purple; complex, rich dark plum, prune and vanilla aromas are followed by a powerful palate with savoury overtones to the plum and black cherry fruit, the tannins certainly present but not aggressive. Despite all this, you have the slight feeling there is not quite enough flesh on the frame, but the price is certainly right.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
88
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Dense, almost opaque, colour; a complex bouquet, with an obvious contribution of vanilla from the American oak interwoven with ripe, plum and prune fruit. A massive wine, like a bigger version of Houghton's Jack Mann; needs a minimum of 10 years. It is said to have been made using techniques that concentrate colour, whatever they may be.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
92

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