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Mollydooker - Shiraz Velvet Glove
Outrageously rich and succulent with huge blueberry and blackberry fruit covering your palate.
Kay's Amery - Shiraz Block 6
The 2002 Shiraz Block 6 (made from 112-year-old vines cropped at a mere 1-2 tons of fruit per acre) is the antithesis of the Hillside cuvee. Backward and nearly impenetrable, its inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by high levels of tannin, huge structure, and massive concentration. It requires 3-6 more years to become civilized and accessible. This dense Shiraz saturates the palate with extract and concentration as well as elevated tannin. It is amazing one winery could produce two wines that are so totally opposite. Only consumers with cool cellars and the patience to wait 5-6 years should purchase this blockbuster. This is Robert Parker's review but it does not show up in the inventory??
Fonseca - Vintage Port
It must be a 100, never had anything so rich, subtle and delicious.
Stood up well to a 1989 Lynch Bages. Still has lively fruit and a rich palate. Drink by 2015.
Was the favorite of the night against a strong line-up. This should be a second or first growth. Rich fruit with plenty of tanin holding the structure together.