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Journeys End Vineyards Arrival McLaren Vale Shiraz

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Journeys End Vineyards Arrival McLaren Vale Shiraz

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Five clones of shiraz were used in making this wine, the one-piece natural cork strongly suggesting the journey's end will be in the US or China. While also full-bodied like its siblings, it has a more savoury, bitter chocolate cast to the aromas and flavours, and has more drive on the finish. Clearly the best of the shiraz trio.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Slightly deeper colour than its siblings; medium- to full-bodied, skilfully handled to minimise the inherent toughness of the vintage, oak playing an important role, framing the regional black fruits and dark chocolate notes, the tannins ripe. A tatty cork is doubtless for the US market.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Generous wine, arguably to a fault, the black fruit and dark chocolate fruit having a persistent substrate of vanillin sweetness; a question of style, I suppose; stained cork may have contributed.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Strongly regional and powerful, with a seamless array of black fruits, dark chocolate, oak and ripe tannins. Five shiraz clones.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bright red-purple; a medium-bodied but complex mix of chocolate, mocha, blackberry and raspberry; ripe tannins and good length; 5 clones of shiraz incorporated.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A medium- to full-bodied, savoury, spicy wine with the customary dollop of dark chocolate. Fine-grained tannins, controlled oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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