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Fire Block Clare Valley Old Vine Shiraz

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Red to purple, nearly opaque. Intense, tarry Shiraz dominates any oak flavours – the oak only serves to amplify the fruit, and the “tarry” character is indicative of fruit from very old vines. The wide spectrum of Shiraz flavours, with some lovely high tones, distinguishes the higher altitude of the Clare Valley from other warm regions. Full palate and smooth, lasting finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Red to purple, nearly opaque. Intense, tarry Shiraz dominates any oak flavours – the oak only serves to amplify the fruit, and the “tarry” character is indicative of fruit from very old vines. The wide spectrum of Shiraz flavours, with some lovely high tones, distinguishes the higher altitude of the Clare Valley from other warm regions. Full palate and smooth, lasting finish.

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Fire Block Clare Valley Old Vine Shiraz

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A very complex bouquet and rich palate with a luscious, mouthfilling array of red and black fruits and ripe tannins; fruit sweetness does carry through to the finish; from organically managed vines planted in 1926.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Intense, deep purple-red; full-bodied; extremely powerful and dense blackberry, plum and dark chocolate fruit, the oak incidental, and alcohol adding more to sweetness than to heat. Parkeresque.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Abundant, dense, chewy blackberry and dark chocolate fruit, full-bodied yet not over-extracted.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90

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