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The Story Westgate Vineyard Shiraz

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The Story Westgate Vineyard Shiraz

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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Lane chooses this, his favourite vineyard of the region, to shine as a single-site release. It differs from his other '09s in that it is completely destemmed and shows a dark thread of beautifully ripened plums and liquorice, wet dark stones and earth, some vanillin, plenty of hard baking spice. The palate's lithe and neatly articulated, with long, fine tannins; flavours of blood plum and dark berries run the distance, and there's attractive freshness through the finish. Will build further and impress over time.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
94
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
A few years ago Australian wine started copping flack over its lack of regional identity. Hundreds of 'single vineyard' wines have since been launched - before long, it will be a criticism that is impossible to make. 2006 RELEASE Deliciously smooth, polished, complete wine. Give it an hour in the decanter to show its best - then it's a glorious medium-weight ride of cherry-plummed flavour, its background leathery-earthiness paying good homage to its region. Nice length, nice tannin and excellent balance. It is not a blockbuster, but it's super stylish. DRINK 2010-2018.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
93

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