Georgia's Paddock Shiraz is a deep magenta color, a perfect indicator of its intensity on the palate. The 2006 vintage offers up scents of ripe, red fruit aromas complemented by earthy spice and pepper. The aromas follow through to the palate where silky, supple tannins and great natural acidity expand on the elegant finish. This wine will cellar beautifully for ten years or more.
"Slightly brighter hue than Emily's; a full-bodied wine that carries its alcohol with ease, the savoury, spicy, earthy elements to the dark fruit background providing both texture and balance."
Australian Wine Companion
"The 2006 Shiraz Georgia’s Paddock was aged in 30% new oak. Aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, blueberry, blackberry, and licorice lead to a full-bodied, structured, succulent Shiraz with plenty of spice and floral notes emerging on the palate. Give it 4-5 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2013 to 2026."
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Youthfully brooding at first sniff, offering slow-to-open cassis and plum aromas along with mace, allspice and dried flowers. Brighter raspberry and blackberry on the palate, enlivened by smoky minerals, baking spices and a candied floral note. Lots of material here but the wine is reluctant to give up much right now. The spicy notes repeat on the long, chewy finish. Hands off.
International Wine Cellar
"A big, black wine from Georgia's Paddock, this vintage shows its alcohol in warm flavors of mincemeat and oak. There's also a lot of floral character, with scents of forsythia and mint sparking off the wine's power. Needing age to show its best, this should evolve with another five years in bottle. For roast duck with tapenade."
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