Wild Duck Creek Duck Muck Shiraz 2002
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
A masterful explosion of contradictions, merging in harmony and captured in a bottle.
"The renowned 2002 Shiraz Duck Muck, a late harvest cuvee with 16.5% alcohol, does not possess the Amarone-like, raisiny, pruny character one might expect from a Shiraz of this power. It boasts a dense purple color, a sumptuous perfume of black fruits, white flowers, and toasty oak, tremendous balance, full body, immense concentration, and abundant glycerin. Give it 3-4 more years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 10-15. Sadly, there are only 200 cases, which I suppose explains the bold pricing. "
The Wine Advocate
"Dark flavors of cherry have an edge of sharp acidity and alcohol. A strong peppermint and licorice component adds to the blackberry and tar that lingers impressively on the finish. There's a lot going on here, but it's not going to appeal to everyone."
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Wild Duck Creek Winery could be considered the Grateful Palate"s first true cult winery. Other producers had their adherents but Wild Duck Creek seems to cast an almost-religious cloak of awe over its fans. Even before Duck Muck focused the eyes of collectors worldwide on David ‘Duck" Anderson, we"ve had clients who waited patiently for Wild Duck Creek (and only Wild Duck Creek)...
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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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