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Tower Estate Hunter Valley Shiraz

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Tower Estate Hunter Valley Shiraz

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright purple-red; a barrel selection was made after 16 months in French oak; it is a beautifully modulated and structured example of Hunter Valley shiraz; plum, black cherry and a hint of spice; the oak is not the least intrusive.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
A restrained style for Hunter 2010, with a good profile of sweet red fruits and a long finish supported by firm, fine, textural tannins and nuances of earth and leather.
Wine100, December Edition 2012
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
93
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
This is a full-flavoured Hunter shiraz with powerful expression of dark fruits and liquorice. It's alcohol is elegant and controlled, giving vibrancy to its attractive violet lift and firm, extractive tannins.
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright, clear crimson; an evocatively fragrant bouquet with a mix of cherry and blackberry fruit, then a finely structured palate driving through to the long finish; fine, dusty tannins are a precursor of the regional characters that will come with time.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright, youthful hue; a rich bouquet with black fruits, polished leather and a hint of earth around the corner; the palate, too, is rich, and backed by savoury/earthy tannins. Good-quality cork may sustain the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Youthful hue; light- to medium-bodied, especially for the year; also a youthful palate with a small vinous footprint; may blossom with age, but not easy to tell.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; juicy berry fruit, bright acidity and sober oak influence; will flower with more time in bottle. High-quality cork.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Meaty spicy nuances of cloves and cinnamon underpin sweet, leathery aromas of red plums cherries and cedar/vanilla oak initially bright and intensely focused the palate falls away fractionally towards a tart very savoury and slightly metallic finish. It reveals chocolate like and faintly card boardy undertones, and remains just a little sappy and greenish for a higher score.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Abundant black fruits, layered and deep; tannins like built-in cupboards; absolutely shows the great vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Smoky and pungent, with sweet aromas of cassis, cherries and cured bacon over ashtray-like influences. Rich, spicy and earthy, it's assertive and meaty, but appears to have been totally tarnished by smoke taint.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
81
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Lightly dusty and herbaceous, peppery and meaty aromas of berry fruit are backed by light cedar/vanilla oak. Tight, lean and green-edged, the palate reveals slightly under-ripe fruit characters lifted by smart new oak, finishing a little deficient in structure and length.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Excellent purple-red; opulent black cherry and plum fruit on the bouquet is matched with positive but high quality oak. The palate is deceptively smooth and polished for such a young wine, which finishes with fine tannins and just a gentle touch of oak. Deceptive, because it is so easy to drink now you might wrongly imagine it does not have a long future. It does.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94

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