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Rosemount Estate Balmoral McLaren Vale Syrah

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Rosemount Estate Balmoral McLaren Vale Syrah

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
An impressive wine from this vintage, with genuine depth and structure. Its floral, spicy bouquet of pastille-like blackcurrant, raspberry, blackberry fruit has a dusty note of white pepper, clove and spice. Smooth and polished, with an assertive but measured extract of chocolate/cedary oak and a powdery spine of fine tannin, its juicy core of small dark berries and plums extends long and vibrant towards a fresh, fine-grained finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Impenetrable colour; deep and dark-fruited, with lashings of oak, black fruits and a splash of dark chocolate; the palate is unctuous, rich, dense and thickly textured, with high levels of tannin and toast dominant; more is certainly more in this example, but the quality of the fruit cannot be denied.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Supple and measured, with a heady, floral bouquet whose slightly jammy and juicy aromas of small black, blue and red berries are backed by sweet oak and musky spices. Ultra-fine and seamless, its measured palate of sweet blackberries, blueberries, cassis and plums has a fine, drying undercarriage and a long, savoury and mineral finish of genuine persistence. It builds in richness and power, developing genuine firmness and strength.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep purple-crimson; if ever a wine has deserved the term 'velvety', this is it. Luscious black fruits are wrapped in a soft cocoon of new French and American oak, the ripe and round tannins pushed into the background.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Sporting some genuine depth, structure, complexity and longevity, this dark, earthy and meaty shiraz marries a sweet expression of blackberries, blueberries, dark plums with assertive chocolate/vanilla oak and a hint of cola. It's deep, dark and sumptuous, with velvet-like layers of rather closed fruit tightly held by firm, powdery tannins. It finishes long and drying, with genuine depth and fruit sweetness, but also with savoury, meaty aspects and a trace of mineral.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Very smooth and polished, elegant and fine-grained this stylish and dusty shiraz has everything going for it except genuine depth of fruit. Floral and meaty, its very reserved expression of blackberry, cassis, dark plum and dark chocolate flavours are backed by mocha/cedar oak and supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing with a hint of mineral. Lacks length and persistence.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Brick hue; a dark and tarry bouquet with a touch of leather, mocha and dried plums; the palate is very firm, quite savoury and developed; dense and chewy on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A very oaky and unsophisticated wine of short-term charm and appeal made from unevenly ripened fruit Its deep, briary and confiture-like aromas of blackberries, plums and cassis are backed by smoky dark chocolate/vanilla oak with lightly herbal tones. Full to medium in weight, It's jammy and forward, reliant on sweet oak and alcohol for palate intensity. It is underpinned by a greenish thread and lacks Genuine definition.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Laden with rich blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice fruit; oak and tannin management exemplary; particularly outstanding given the vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple; an aromatic, high-toned cherry fruit and vanilla oak bouquet; the palate is intense, but not overly extracted, with layers of black cherry fruit, tannins, oak and alcohol all in balance. An outstanding success for the vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
Jeremy Oliver (1999 Vintage) says
Wild, floral and spicy, aromas of cooked plums and cassis, chocolate/cedar/vanilla oak with earthy, tarry undertones. Forward and creamy, long and linear, it dries out towards a sappy finish of and slightly metallic tannins and green-edged acids. Very ripe, delivering punchy flavours of prunes and currants, it's an atypical Balmoral with some, but significantly less than its usual polish.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is potent, with voluminous cherry/plum fruit and spicy vanilla oak. The rich, complex palate is expansive in every way Ñ fruit, oak and tannins. All it needs is time.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Dense purple-red; the bouquet is enormously rich, with chocolate and prune fruit woven through dense oak. The palate is exceptionally rich, dense and succulent; somehow or other, the tannin and oak levels have been kept under control. A great example of the Henry VIII red wine style.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Deep red-purple; an extremely powerful, concentrated and rich bouquet leads into an opulently layered palate with a range of black cherry and blackberry fruit, ample tannins and lush oak in support.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998

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