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Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Shiraz

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Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Shiraz

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Light to medium crimson-purple; there is a lift to the fragrance of the bouquet and the juicy flavours of the palate invested by the small but significant contribution of viognier; its light- to medium-bodied palate has excellent balance, and the winewill be at its best over the next three or so years.
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under 2012
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
WA's most famous riesling maker is about to cause a stir - with shiraz viognier! This refreshing bargain is honed, complex and unashamedly elegant in its cool climate shiraz hallmarks of white pepper, sage and game.
Wine100 2011
91
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This is all about the ironstone-rich soils of the region. It's seasoned up with a little dash of viognier, and the result is a spicy blackberry- and plum-scented shiraz that has mid-weight appeal - all very drinkable. The palate has a peppery sheen and fine velveteen tannins, over summer-berry fruit flavours. A handy sense of balance; terrific value here.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Reductive bouquet; blueberry and roast meat, with a little pepper thrown in for good measure; firm, dry and savoury, with a sweet core of red fruit on the finish
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Powerful and uncompromising, a long way adrift from usual shiraz viognier style, but has plenty of black fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Aromatic spice and black cherry; medium-bodied, attractive juicy wine with anise/spice flavours; fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
High-toned, very expressive wine; lifted Viognier (though only 3%) with vibrant red fruits.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90

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