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Murdoch James Shiraz

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Murdoch James Shiraz

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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Best known for its Pinot Noir, this Martinborough producer also makes a consistently excellent, although rare, Syrah. The 1998 vintage is a distinctly cool-climate style, matured for more than a year in French and American oak casks. The colour is deep and vibrant; the palate is supple, with a slight lack of warmth but excellent intensity of fresh, crisp, black pepper flavours. Still youthful, it's a well balanced, highly drinkable wine, worth cellaring.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Best known for its stylish Pinot Noir, this Martinborough producer also makes a consistently excellent, although rare, Syrah. The 1997 vintage is deep ruby, with strong black-pepper aromas, mouthfilling body and deep, vibrantly fruity raspberry/spice flavours, with a cool-climate freshness and crispness.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Better known for its top-flight Pinot Noir, this tiny Martinborough producer released 50 cases of Syrah from 1995. Pronounced black-pepper aromas lead into a mouthfilling, fleshy wine with medium-full colour, strong plum/spice flavours and firm tannins. A serious wine for cellaring; open 1998 onwards.
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