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Forefathers Shiraz 2005


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McLaren Vale fruit characters for Shiraz are wonderfully spicy, rich. and delicious. There are notes of plum, black pepper, eastern spices and soft note of sweet vanilla. The barrel ferment technique makes the wine fruit-forward, with sweet, ripe tannins and early integration of oak.
Category Red Wine
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation McLaren Vale
Brand Forefathers
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
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Wine SpectatorSmooth and velvety, with a minty edge to the currant and plum flavors, lingering on the fine-grained finish.

Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2007
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Wine EnthusiastWinemaker Nick Goldschmidt has turned out a Shiraz that seems a bit conflicted. It's only medium-bodied, yet packs in overripe flavors of cooked berries laced with dark chocolate and espresso. The peppery notes on the finish give it enough verve to pair with steaks or burgers.

Joe Czerwinski, April 1, 2008