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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Black Opal Barossa Shiraz 1997
Black Opal Barossa Shiraz 1997
(search item no. 16343)

PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $15.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Nose: Distinct red berry, spice/pepper and licorice enhanced by vanillin oak.

Color: Red with a purple tinge.

Palate: Brimming with rich fruit flavors, complemented by well-handled oak. This is a full-bodied, concentrated wine, showing finely textured tannins in a long finish.

Food Suggestions: Rich, full-flavored dishes including filet mignon, pepper steak and blue cheese.

Serving Temperature: Serve at room temperature.

Cellaring: 5-9 years.

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About Black Opal:

Black Opal's winemaking philosophy is to make and blend wine from a number of vineyards in order to produce wine of a specific predetermined style. Black Opal's parent company, Mildara Blass, sources grapes from vineyard sites in South Australia, including Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, and Clare. Access to a number of vineyards/regions enables consistent high quality wine of perfect balance and character to be made.