2001 Beresford Shiraz McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale, Australia
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 14.0%
Price at time of purchase: $20.00 (Whole Foods)
Type: Shiraz
Principal varietal(s): Syrah

Promising opaque purple color. Chewy, palate-coating Shiraz with lots going on in the aromas -- cassis, super-dark berries, lead pencil, and a huge dose of sweet spicy oak. Rich flavors, good finish with a considerable amount of round tannins. A bit elevated on the acid scale, but that will mellow out. Not inexpensive, but certainly less painful than most of our favorite Zins, and every bit as tasty. - HK 2004-04-08


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[mark  2004-06-01] This is awful!  User Rating: 66.