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R Wines Boarding Pass First Class Shiraz 2005

R Wines Boarding Pass First Class Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia

Price: $28.99
Item No. 93168
  • RP94
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2005 Shiraz "First Class" was barrel-fermented and aged for 18 months in new and 1 year French and American oak. More complex aromatically, it has a lovely bouquet of toast, smoke, cedar, lavender, blueberry, and blackberry. Opulent, velvety, and seamless, it has great depth, spicy blue and black fruit flavors with hints of licorice and chocolate, and a very long finish. Drink it over the next 10 years. The Boarding Pass label is just that, a dead ringer for an airplane boarding pass. According to Dan Philips, it is like going on a trip to Australia without leaving home while the First Class is a luxury upgrade. Aside from the humor, these two wines have more in common with Fed-Ex, delivering the goods right on time. R Wines is a new company founded by importer and marketing genius, Dan Philips, along with co-owner, renowned winemaker, Chris Ringland." - Wine Advocate

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Rating:
(9/24/2010)
This is an ultra smooth velvety flavorable wine that says more.... My husband and I and a friend tried it for the first time and with the first sip became converts to this excellent wine. We immediately went out and bought a few bottles to share with friends during the holidays. The description from wine.com says it all.
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(9/29/2010)
Good wine, but I honestly liked the regular Boarding Pass a little better - the First Class was a little too sharp on the tongue for me, even after breathing for quite a while. Just buy the regular Boarding Pass.
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Learn About R Wines

Based in Australia, R Wines produces wine from vineyards all over Australia including Riesling from Western Australia, Pinot Noir from Victoria, Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa just to name a few. R Wines was founded in 2005 by partners Dan Philips, and Chris Ringland. Chris is one of world's leading and most gifted winemakers. He leads teams of winemakers and...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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