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Songlines Estates Leylines Shiraz

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It's a shame to see this looking as average as it does - with John Duval no longer involved in the project it looks like the new owners of the brand may be cutting some corners judging by how dissapointing this is. Ordinary wine.

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Songlines Estates Leylines Shiraz

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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Sour cherry notes to the rhubarb nose and huge, ripe fruit pastille palate; lovely oak use.
WINESTATE Volume 34 - Special Edition 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A wine in two parts, medium-bodied and savoury on entry before rugged tannins cut in on the back-palate and finish. Time may, or may not, resolve the conflict.
Andrew Graham (2007 Vintage) says
No hiding the rich McLaren Vale fruit here - it's brimming with forward and ripe, purple black fruit flavours, if sitting a little stewed and warm. Tannins are firm and rather drying which messes with the flow a little, but otherwise plenty of McLaren Vale character.
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
If we were going to build the perfect, affordable shiraz, it would taste a lot like this. It's flavoursome and rich, but it has a touch of class too. We've shaken our heads at some of the top-priced wine from Songlines in the past, but this shows the quality of the outfit. Lovely, easy-going flow of flavour, but tidy and clean, too. Blackberries and cherries and coffeed, vanillin oak - but all in time and balance. Yee-ha. Super-smooth, as well.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Ripe, meaty, slightly raisined and green-edged, this is a polished, smooth shiraz of full to medium weight. Spicy, slightly baked aromas of blackberries, dark cherries violets and plums are backed, by nuances of cloves, cinnamon, tea tin and rather vegetal hang time undertones, plus plenty of toasty. gamey oak. Its slightly sour-edged palate of cassis, dark plums, new oak and musky spices is framed by a fine, smooth extract, but finishes with just a suggestion of edgy greenness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
Duval brilliance at this price point is unbeatable value and this is the best release yet under the Leylines label. Ripe and generous there are layers of plum, blackcurrant and vanilla fruit with hints of spice. Plush and gently warming with a little grip to finish it is a lovely drink over the next couple of years.
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright red-purple; a clean, nicely balanced medium-bodied wine; black fruits and hints of licorice and spice, plus, of course, chocolate; fine tannins and judicious oak. This one priced for the domestic market,
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Angus Hughson (2005 Vintage) says
A taste of John Duval magic at a very decent price the Leylines Shiraz is a plump and juicy shiraz with blackebrry, plum, aniseed and vanilla aromas. The palate is not a full-on blockbuster, more medium weight with tightly controlled alcohol and oak, which it benefits from greatly. Lovely balance and a good finish round it off very nicely indeed

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