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First Creek Winemaker's Reserve Shiraz

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First Creek Winemaker's Reserve Shiraz

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Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
There’s impressive concentration scaffolded into this ageworthy creation. A particularly deep and intense core of black plum and blackberry fruit manages to maintain a delightful, crunchy vibrancy. Dark chocolate oak is well balanced, carrying the fruit long into the finish, underlined by firm, fine tannins, built for the cellar.
Wine Taste Special Edition 85 - Hunter Shiraz 2011
95
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
In a long line on 2010 Hunter shiraz, First Creek stood out for its definition of black cherry and plum fruit, finely poised structure of textural tannins and nuances of violets and pepper.
Wine100, December Edition 2012
94
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A swanky, meaty, complex young nose here, full of ripe berry fruits, some berry pie and bacon fat; oak is assertive too. The palate's dense and even, tannins are swarthy and ripe, and there's a lot to sink the teeth into. Plum-pudding finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright crimson-purple; the moderate alcohol of the wine imbues it with freshness and vitality from the first whiff of the bouquet through to the finish; blackberry and mulberry fruit seems to draw saliva from the mouth, the flavours persisting through the long finish and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Mix of dark fruit and brooding savoury oak creates lovely aromas. The palate is a lovely savoury mouthful of chunky fruit, ripe, chewy tannins, lovely oak and fresh acid. 3-5
Winestate magazine 2010
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a rare dry vintage and highly skilled winemaking have produced a truly fine chardonnay, with the white peach fruit more commonly associated with cool climates caressed by quality French oak. A move to Canberra for shiraz in '08 was as much a matter of necessity as choice (rain-sodden Hunter vintage) but a very fine and elegant shiraz was the outcome, with totally beguiling red and black cherry fruit aromas and flavours on the long, light- to medium-bodied palate; a wine of great line and finesse.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Generous wine that's a complexity of earthy, inky, leathery characters, with a minty edge to the nose and drying tannins on the palate. 5+
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A supple and polished wine, with very good line and length to its plum and black cherry fruit; immaculate mouthfeel and length, oak well-balanced and integrated,
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94

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