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Australian Bargain - 50% Off - Highly Rated Shiraz $14.99 - 11/16/2010 - Australia

2006 Cascabel Shiraz Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia (Previously $30) ($14.99)

92 points from the Wine Advocate: "The purple-colored 2006 Shiraz was sourced from the cooler Fleurieu Peninsula and aged for 18 months in 40% new French oak puncheons. The nose offers up smoke, earth notes, blueberry compote and blackberry liqueur. This leads to a full-bodied, ripe, rich Shiraz with succulent dark fruit flavors, spice notes, and a plush mouth-feel. It will evolve for several years and be at its best from 2010 to 2018." (Feb 2009) 91 points from International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple. Suave cherry and dark berry aromas are cool and understated, with gentle floral and Asian spice notes building in the glass. Silky and sweet, with no obvious tannins or rough edges and mounting minerality. A restrained, elegant wine that is already complex enough to enjoy but is balanced for another five years or so of bottle aging." (Sep/Oct 2009)