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Friday, June 08, 2012

Bobbie Burns Shiraz 2010
Rated: 92+ Points

Review written by Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, June 2012

It’s the 41st consecutive release and most of it is grown on vines that are now 50 years old. It’s an old school favourite, in some ways, but it’s a wine style that – I would argue – wine drinkers would do well to “come back to”. It’s a highly regional, site-driven wine without a lot of oak or artifice. It’s age worthy and is what it is, at an affordable price. Authenticity written all over it. Wank factor nowhere to be seen.

Ironstone. Plums. Blackberries. Crushed dry spices. Funny thing to lead off with the flavours but they are so characteristic and so welcome. Has some grunt but no sign of alcohol heat. Chewy, robust, muscular tannin. Needs some time to soften and knit but the personality and flavour is all there. Really good Bobbie Burns release. Buy.

Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $22
Closure : Screw cap
Drink : 2014 - 2020+

 

Sixties Block 2010
Rated: 92+ Points
Review written by Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, June 2012

This wine is made from vines planted by Colin and Malcolm Campbell in the 1960s. This ‘experimental vineyard’ included tempranillo, shiraz, graciano, tinta cao, sourzao and carignan vines. This is a field blend from this single vineyard. It’s the second release of it that I’ve seen.

Alcohol : 14%
Price : $29
Closure : Screw cap
Drink : 2013 - 2018

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