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Southern Belle is coy and petit. Light on her feet, well mannered, behaves with food, but is more than a little feisty and sometimes a bit naughty and misbehaved. Even downright nasty from time to time, bless her heart.
Deep crimson color with complex aromas of black currant, leather and molasses. Rich, dark berry fruit palate of cassis and fruitcake, finishing with soft oak spice.
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"The 2008 Southern Belle Shiraz was aged in seasoned oak including some ex-bourbon barrels. A glass-coating opaque purple, it displays a nearly room-filling nose of smoke, game, incense, and blueberry that leaps from the glass. Opulent and full-bodied on the palate, it lacks only complexity.
Drink it over the next 6-8 years. It is an outstanding value."
The Wine Advocate