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Rosemount Estate Show Reserve Shiraz

Winemaker's Notes

The palate is also very expressive of Shiraz with concentrated, intense fruit flavours of mulberry and blackberry that meld beautifully with spiced, oak notes. Alcohol, acid and tannin form a lovely balance and support the long and generous finish.

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Rosemount Estate Show Reserve Shiraz

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Good hue; a complex wine both in terms of fruit flavours and structure; excellent savoury offsets to the blackberry and dark chocolate fruit, fine tannins running through the length of the palate
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2005 Vintage) says
There's a lot to like here, but the finish is a touch clumsy -and as a four-year-old it should all have smoothed out by now. It's rich, curranty, a touch toffeed and malty, and ripped with plummy flavour. Good, but not quite as good as you'd hope.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A minty, menthol-like shiraz whose modest expression of violets, dark berries and plums is somewhat assertively backed by cedar/chocolate oak. Initially smooth and juicy, with dark fruits and creamy oak backed by fine, dusty tannin, it finishes rather thin and herbal, lacking genuine length and complexity.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A pleasant, medium-bodied wine, with an easy mix of red and black fruits plus touches of chocolate and vanilla.
To 2012
Australian Wine Companion 2009
90
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Ripe, smooth and approachable, this finely balanced modern shiraz has a slightly meaty and peppery bouquet of dark plums and berries, musk and cinnamon and fresh cedar/vanilla oak lifted by a fragrant floral perfume. Medium to full in weight, its bright and slightly sour-edged fruit knits neatly with fresh oak and firmish, loose-knit tannin, finishing with notes of licorice and dark olives.
2009-2012+
Australian Wine Annual 2008
92
Campbell Mattinson (2004 Vintage) says
One of the key things to look for in assessing a wine's cellarability' is its tannin structure. There are many reasons for this but the simplest is that tannin is a natural preservative. The tannin structure of this wine is exemplary. 2004 RELEASE It's not a profound wine but it's back to its respectable self. It's a simple display of blackberry jam, cof feed vanillin oak, tips of raspberry and bitter chocolate - it's a teeth-stainer, that's for sure - the texture soft and the finish firm and well-mannered. It may not be an exciting wine, but there's not a hair out of place. DRINK 2008-2014.
2008 - 2014
The Big Red Wine Book
91
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
A positively elegant mix of red and black cherry, chocolate and plum; fine tannins, quality oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Previously tasted in September 2003 when I noted it was still coming together. It has now done so splendidly, with dense, fat and luscious red and black fruits, avoiding the alcohol and extract traps.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Rather meaty, cooked and stewy aromas of mocha, chocolate, prunes and currants are backed by nuances of white pepper, cloves and cinnamon, with leathery, animal hide-like undertones. Its palate is rich and chunky, delivering a powerful, show-stopping expression of super-ripe meaty and leathery shiraz lifted by sweet oak. A very impressive example of its type, but hasn't the depth of fruit to cellar.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet offers a mix of dark berry aromas with splashes of spice and licorice; the powerful fruit of the bouquet is still coming together; some licorice and cedar flavours, then slightly dusty tannins to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium to fall red-purple; a skilfully crafted wine, with smooth, ripe, dark cherry and plum fruit on the bouquet, joined by a touch of mint on the palate. An elegant style, and not overwhelmed by oak. I accorded it significantly higher points than my fellow judges at the 2001 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; as one would expect from such an outstanding vintage, a rich and ripe bouquet with a mix of black cherry and blackberry fruit. The palate provides no surprises, with abundant ripe (but not jammy) red fruits supported by well-balanced tannins and vanilla oak which does not go over the top. Presented itself very well at the 2001 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, scoring gold medal points on my scoresheet in both the first and second round of judging.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; abundant, high toast barrel-ferment oak characters dominate the bouquet and to a lesser extent the palate, where more fruit is evident. The 1996 vintage is a winner of four gold medals at national wine shows, and the oak may have caught me on a bad day
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
89
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium red, with a tinge of purple; the scented, elegant bouquet with aromas of fruit spice and cedary oak leads into a very elegant palate, with a touch of McLaren Vale chocolate on the mid-palate followed by fine, subtle tannins on the long finish. Very classy.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
94

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