Original tasting and review : This is Nugan Estate Parish Vineyard Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia, 2008, finished at 14.5% alcohol and first sampled six years from vintage date, in November, 2014.
In the glass: Deep mahogany, opaque from a half inch in.
On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft, furry deep black fruit. From the aroma, seems like this will be fat and yet fresh.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact showing round, red and black berries, awesomely fat, rich and luxurious, bringing furry grit around the sweet edges and showing a soft, lazy finish.
In summary: Overall, rates a rare four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this an easy call as a best value.
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