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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Loan Shiraz 2003
Loan Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 93429)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2003 Shiraz spent 25 months in new American oak hogsheads. It offers up an alluring bouquet of cedar, saddle leather, violets, smoked meat, and blueberry compote. Full-bodied, opulent, and intensely flavored, this super rich Shiraz has a long, pure finish. There is enough structure to support 6-8 years in the cellar and it should drink well through 2025. Loan was the second farm planted in the history of the Barossa. Today the Loan property is the only certified organic vineyard in the Barossa."
-Wine Advocate
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About Loan:

The current owners are an Australian guy named Rick Loan and an American girl from the very distinguished state of Maryland. The Loans are driven to protect and express the individuality of their vineyard and have cultivated the only certified organic vineyard in the Barossa. They have teamed up with Chris Ringland to make the wines: a Semillon and a Shiraz. This is a project to watch in the future.