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Save 50% - 92 points WA - '05 Ross Estate Shiraz ($16.99) - 11/22/2010 - Australia

Great press and a significantly reduced price on this Aussie Shiraz...

2005 Ross Estate Reserve Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia (Previously $35) ($16.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Shiraz Reserve was produced from yields of only 1.8 tons per acre. It was aged for 18 months in French and American hogsheads, 35% new. It offers additional complexity aromatically with espresso, licorice, plum, blueberry, and smoky, gamey notes making an appearance. Medium-bodied with a plush palate feel, there are gobs of flavor and enough silky tannin for this elegant Shiraz to evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025." 91 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC: "Inky violet. Ripe raspberry and blackberry aromas are complemented by exotic Asian spices, vanilla and smoked meat. Fleshy and sweet, with a subtle violet pastille quality to the deep dark fruit flavors. Supple tannins build on the long, spicy finish, helping to focus the lush fruit. Sexy stuff." 90 points Wine Spectator: "The 2005 Shiraz Reserve was produced from yields of only 1.8 tons per acre. It was aged for 18 months in French and American hogsheads, 35% new. It offers additional complexity aromatically with espresso, licorice, plum, blueberry, and smoky, gamey notes making an appearance. Medium-bodied with a plush palate feel, there are gobs of flavor and enough silky tannin for this elegant Shiraz to evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025."