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Skillogalee Basket Pressed Clare Valley Shiraz

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Skillogalee Basket Pressed Clare Valley Shiraz

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
91
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
Painstakingly grown from low yielding, unirrigated, high altitude vines, this is a wine that simultaneously captures the generosity and definition of Clare shiraz, making it appealing right away.
Wine 100, October Issue 2011
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep but clear red-purple; hand-picked, open-fermented, basket-pressed and oak-matured for two years; good bloodlines for what is a very good wine, with great line and balance. Dark fruits and totally integrated oak fill the supple, medium-bodied palate, the tannins round and ripe.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clear, full red-purple; hand-picked, open-fermented and basket-pressed, then 2 years in oak; has very bright and fresh red and black cherry fruit flavours, with a long, almost silky, finish, the tannins superfine.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
First signs of colour development; two years in oak has softened the wine without in any way diminishing its length, nor the persistence of its earthy, black fruit flavours; excellent finish and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
This is an alluring, complex Shiraz with aromas of nutmeg, Satsuma plums and black cherries. The palate is honed and focused, with black tar notes, a finely textured plum skin mouth feel and well integrated fruit tannins. A great Skilly Shiraz for the short- to medium-term.
94
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says
We normally describe wines from the nose via the palate to the finish, but let’s turn this wine on its head and look at Skilly from the direction of its smashing rear end.The tannins on this wine are so devastatingly attractive and the texture of the aftertaste so silky smooth that we simply don’t know how they’ve done it. Most wines from Clare at this age look meaty, raw and unshaven. Flipping Skilly around again, and with this in mind, take a look at how this wine builds into a crescendo of excellence and you will gaze at it open-mouthed, just like we do.
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009

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