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Maverick Greenock Rise Shiraz

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Maverick Greenock Rise Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Healthy crimson-purple; while full-bodied like all of the '09 Maverick Shirazs, has a degree of elegance tracking the supple, rounded and very long palate, replete with black cherry, blackberry and spice.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A reserved and measured shiraz that marries typical Barossa richness with finesse and restraint. It's briary and spicy, with a heady bouquet of jujube-like cassis, mulberries, sweet creamy, cedary oak, blueberries and licorice backed by a hint of tomato stalk. Fine-grained and supple, with an elegant presence of deep, iuscious flavour underpinned by dusty, crunchy tannins, it finishes with length and a savoury, licorice-like aspect.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Gamey, wild and meaty aromas of currants, blackberries, dark plums and sweet chocolatey oak reveal briary, earthy undertones and faintly greenish, minty notes. It's rich, deeply ripened and concentrated, with a meaty, slightly baked presence of blackberries, briar, raisins and currants finishing moderately long but drying out towards a faintly hard-edged finish. It's knit with polished oak, framed by a drying, crunchy extract and packs the intensity and power to settle down and improve over time.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A heartier expression, thanks to the Greenock-sourced old-vine shiraz, this smells of rich, dark blood plum, wet brown earth and tarry sump oil - like walking into an old garage. The palate has charming depth and squelchy tannin structure, delivering rich blackberry, plum and black-cherry flavour that stays hauntingly long through the finish. Superb!
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This carries western Barossa richness and old-vine soul; these vines were planted in the 1950s and bring impressive depth to the wine. Very ripe dark berries and plums run through the wine's aromas and flavours with toasty oak spice integrating nicely amid muscular, reliable tannins that will carry this well into the future.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Potentially good varietal fruit from 50-year-old vines has to fight against a powdery mix of tannins and oak, and comes off second best.
Australian Wine Companion 2010

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