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2008 Shirvington Shiraz

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA92
  • ST92
  • WE91
  • W&S91
  • WS88

Reviews

WA92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
Shirvington's 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16%... Shirvington's 2008 Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of warm black cherries and black raspberries over anise, chocolate box, allspice and vanilla pod. Very full-bodied and concentrated with 16% declared alcohol, this is a big mouthful yet well balanced with crisp acidity and medium-firm fine tannins, finishing long. Approachable now, it should blossom with another couple of years in bottle and drink through 2020+. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Opaque purple. Powerful, deeply scented aromas of black and blue fruits, cola, incense and vanilla, plus hints of dried flowers and licorice. Ripe, fleshy and palate-coating, offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry... Opaque purple. Powerful, deeply scented aromas of black and blue fruits, cola, incense and vanilla, plus hints of dried flowers and licorice. Ripe, fleshy and palate-coating, offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and a late note of sassafras. Very rich shiraz with a strong finishing note of dark fruit liqueur and surprising vivacity. Highly concentrated but avoids heaviness; I'd hold off on opening this for another four or five years. -Josh Raynolds
WE91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2011
Full-bodied and creamy-textured, this is a big (16% abv) yet beautiful example of McLaren Vale Shiraz, with ample toast and vanilla from oak maturation balanced by bold raspberry fruit and plenty of meaty, savory... Full-bodied and creamy-textured, this is a big (16% abv) yet beautiful example of McLaren Vale Shiraz, with ample toast and vanilla from oak maturation balanced by bold raspberry fruit and plenty of meaty, savory complexity. The long, supple finish suggests a drinking window from now through 2016. - J.C.
W&S91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2010
2008 McLaren Vale Shiraz Shirvington is a relatively new project in McLaren Vale, the first vineyard planted in 1996, the first wine released in 2001. It's made by Kim Jackson (direct from S&S Marquis), who... 2008 McLaren Vale Shiraz Shirvington is a relatively new project in McLaren Vale, the first vineyard planted in 1996, the first wine released in 2001. It's made by Kim Jackson (direct from S&S Marquis), who ferments it in a high proportion of new oak, a challenge that the fruit is prepared to meet head on. Oak softens some of the juicy blueberry fruit and mineral power, but not enough to polish away the florals or the iron edge. It smells old fashioned and feels new fangled until the wine eats its oak with a day of air and the classic side of McLaren prevails.
WS88
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2011
Smooth and velvety, framing its cherry, leather and spice flavors with fine tannins, lingering nicely with a touch of wet earth. Drink now through 2015. -HS

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