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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Shoofly Shiraz 2004
Shoofly Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 83604)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Big, bold and beautiful! Rich McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek fruit is given a spicy lift with the addition of grapes from Strathbogie in central Victoria.

Matured in older French oak barrels for 10 months, the wine expresses oodles of spicy dark berry fruits, plums and earthy mint.

On the palate, it's a succulent thunderbolt of pure shiraz, right down to the last gulp. Made with structure and grip, there's ‘no flies' on this wine – no dead fruit or raisined, jammy flavors - just a vibrant, juicy length that lingers with a clean ‘have another glass' finish.

Drink now or hide in the cellar for 3 years.

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About Shoofly:

Shoofly's winemaker Ben Riggs is a native of McLaren Vale and has been crafting some of the region's finest for two decades. Ben knows his stuff and where to get it – his roster of grape growers is one of the most sought after contact lists in the country. Premium regions produce the best fruit and the grapes come from a "who's who" of Australian growers and viticultural neighborhoods – Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and Heathcote.