The Oracle Shiraz displays an inky, crimson red color with some youthful purple hues. The
2005 release is a powerful Shiraz with expressions of ripe berries, plum, spice, and densely
layered chocolate on the fragrant nose. The Oracle's textured palate offers rich, dark fruit
flavors combined with coffee and subtle oak char notes. Firm, silky tannins and natural acidity
provide this elegant wine with incredible length, complexity and persistence. The Oracle will
benefit from time in the cellar, garnering even more complexity over the next 15 years.
Australian Wine CompanionA powerful, concentrated wine reflecting all the vineyard and winery inputs; focused and
rich, retaining supple mouthfeel and good balance. Low yield, French oak, no filtration.
Wine SpectatorThis is polished, focused and beautifully expressive, with seductive blackberry, cream, sweet leather and spice flavors waxing and persisting through the long, generous finish. Drink now through 2016. 500 cases imported.
The Wine AdvocateVery deep garnet-black colour. Black cherry and blackberry compote with a dash of vanilla and some earthy, gamey aromas. With coaxing, an abundance of spices begin to show, cassia bud and star anise. Intensely fruity palate with the cedar edges still showing, though these should marry in another year or so. Full body, medium+ silken tannins and medium to high acidity. Very long finish. Drink now to 2017. Tasted February 2009.
International Wine CellarYouthful, opaque ruby. Explosively perfumed nose offers an exotic bouquet of ripe, oak-spiced blackberry, cassis and candied plum, along with Indian spices and cola. Deep, fleshy dark fruit flavors boast liqueur-like concentration and sweetness, with soft tannins gaining strength with aeration. A huge, palate-staining and undeniably impressive shiraz that will please fans of the type immensely.
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