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Magpie Estate The Sack Shiraz

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Ripe, plush smells of dark cherries and plums decorate the nose, along with whiffs of toasted cedar and liquorice. The palate is fuller-bodied and sweetly-fruited, with rich plummy flavours, surprisingly friendly tannins, and a spiced fruit finish that hangs around. Roast red meats are the go with this one!

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It’s a generous, fleshy, fruit-forward shiraz – ready for drinking now. Obviously it doesn’t yet have developed flavours but it’s soft in the mouth already and open and buoyant from the moment you twist the cap. Plums, spice, dark cherries and minerally, ferrous notes. Complex-enough for sure.
- Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront, January 2012

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Magpie Estate The Sack Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Good colour; has an abundance of complex black fruits, with licorice, spice and charcuterie add-ons flowing through the bouquet and medium-bodied palate; the tannins and oak also play their part in shaping a high-quality wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep colour; a ripe and heady combination of red and black fruit, licorice, bitter chocolate and spicy oak; the palate is full-throttled and generous, finishing with a charry toast note.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Clean and lively, with dark fruit on offer; a little fruitcake on the mid-palate carried through to the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A complex medium-bodied mix of spice, earth and vanilla over black fruits; light, supple tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89

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