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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
The Winner's Tank Shiraz 2008
The Winner's Tank Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 101730)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Extremely impressive for the price and utterly delicious right now. Glass-staining ruby. Highly complex bouquet displays cherry, candied licorice, wintermint, camphor and smoked meat. Weighty and deep, with sweet but energetic dark berry and cherry flavors, good mineral lift and a late note of bitter cherry skin. Aged in French oak, driven by fruit, smooth textured and glycerin laden mouthfeel.
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About The Winner's Tank:

The Winner's Tank is a recent discovery that highlights what can be accomplished when an extremely talented winemaker gets his hands on some premium, Langhorne Creek fruit. Winner's Tank is a new venture between Reid Bosward of Kaesler vineyards, and David and Cathy Knight, owners of the Winner's Tank site. The name relates to an old water tank that sits in the corner of the vineyard. In true Aussie spirit, a stong rivalry exist between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to the vineyard to paint the tank their team colors.