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Primo Estate Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz

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Primo Estate Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Seamless and Beautifully measured, this artfully balanced and gentle shiraz has a spicy, slightly meaty fragrance of blackberries, blueberries and dark liqueur chocolates knit with fine-grained new French oak and lifted by nuances of cracked pepper, cloves and nutmeg. Extremely smooth and polished, it's plush and generous but retains elegance and clarity, with a lingering core of fruit supported by an underswell of wild, briary and gamey complexity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
94
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Distinctive and individual, this polished and elegant shiraz somehow conveys a European heritage. It's wild and briary, with very ripe, floral and oaky aromas of blackberries, currants and prunes with undertones of mint and menthol that just borders on being overcooked. It's dark-fruited and sour-edged, with a linear but smooth and fine-grained palate underpinned by pliant, dusty tannins, finishing mineral and savoury.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
95
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
There's an exotic, lifted spice profile and flamboyant personality that prevails from this wine in spite of the seasons, a signature of a special site, unmatched by any other patch of dirt.
Wine 100 Reviews, April 2012
96
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Full red-purple; a distinguished wine from an excellent site and a top vintage; fine, ripe, savoury tannins, verging on minerally, are built into the medium-bodied palate, which is replete with an abundance of dark fruits leading through to the long, fresh finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
95
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Wild, rustic and briary - exuding more of a European approach - this elegant, earthy red is a medium to full-bodied expression of Clarendon shiraz that simply cries out for food. Deep, dark and alluring, spicy and sweetly fruited, it's supple and fine-grained, with a tight-knit chassis of crunchy tannins, finishing with pleasing length of vibrant fruit and meaty complexity, chocolatey oak and fresh acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Good colour; a powerful wine that clearly reflects the cool Clarendon growing conditions with fragrant spice, pepper and licorice all adding to the complexity of the black cherry and plum fruit; the medium- to full-bodied structure is excellent, as are the tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
Plush, deeply fruited McLaren Vale shiraz is a joy to behold when it's held together securely by finely structured tannins. Gloriously layered and luscious, this is a concoction of everything black: blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, liquorice, black pastilles and anise.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, healthy colour; black fruits, dark chocolate and licorice all present on the bouquet, then a powerful and concentrated palate demanding much time in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Deep, dark colour; has layer upon layer upon layer of black fruit flavours on the full-bodied, but velvety palate, with gently ripe tannins in support. Wine penetration around the corner of cork.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Very stylish, smooth and pristine, this heavily oaked but deeply flavoured and sour-edged shiraz exemplifies the sumptuousness of McLaren Vale, but with the finer, tighter accent of the higher Clarendon vineyards. Scented with cloves, licorice, cinnamon and charcuterie meats, its deep aromas of dark plums and blackberries reveal hints of dark olives and chocolatey/cedar oak. Long and saturated with fruit, it's piercingly intense, with a fine dusty backbone, assertive cedary oak and mineral undertones, finishing savoury and charmingly sweet-fruited.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good hue; a medium-bodied, quite savoury/earthy style; long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Right on the style cue for this wine comes this luscious, seamless and finely integrated shiraz whose brooding, mocha-like aromas of dark plums, berries and black pepper reveal undertones of dried earth and charcuterie meats. Initially closed and introverted, it steadily opens layers and length of luscious black, briary fruit, spicy vanilla oak, all of which is framed handsomely by a drying cut of firm astringency.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
96
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Rich and clean blackberry and dark chocolate; good tannin structure and controlled oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A very slightly cooked, meaty but smooth, supple and deeply flavoured shiraz whose deep, leathery aromas of cassis, plums and dark chocolate are backed by nuances of cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. Its long, elegant and savoury palate of small berries, plums and currants finishes with lingering earthy and charcuterie-like undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Strong colour; pronounced, fleshy varietal licorice and blackberry aromas, the palate generous, based on almost chewy, but not hard, tannins, rather than on vibrant fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89

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