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Paradise IV The Bates' Ford Shiraz Cabernet

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Paradise IV The Bates' Ford Shiraz Cabernet

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Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Charmingly stylish and textured, this generous, succulent medium to full-bodied shiraz has a fragrant, floral and meaty bouquet whose fresh aromas of red, black and blue berries are handsomely knit with spicy mocha/cedar oak and underpinned by nuances of chocolate, undergrowth and earthy notes. Deeply flavoured, but smooth and supple, it's long and savoury, with a wonderful balance between fruit and funkiness, with more strength and texture than it first reveals. It finishes with fresh, but deliciously soft acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
95
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
This is a straight-out shiraz-cabernet sauvignon blend -though the truth is that it's shiraz-dominant. It's a lovely wine with notes of game, dry licorice and black cherry. It's a fascinating drink, really. It's juicy, flavoursome and complete, the run of ripe tannin through the finish drying in a minorly aggressive way (not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that). This is a wine for sitting, contemplating and enjoying.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91

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