2006 NUGAN ESTATE MCLAREN PARISH VINEYARD SHIRAZ

I’ve had this one in the cellar since 2008. Dark in color with a lovely nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with beautiful black berries coming through. Very classic Aussie shiraz. On the medium length finish there’s some lovely pepper, some acidity, still and some alcohol noticeable. This wine has aged well and still has a good couple years left in it. The fruit is still there. Sadly, it’s my last one 🙁 I would give it a solid 90-91.

From the LCBO web site:
NUGAN ESTATE MCLAREN PARISH VINEYARD SHIRAZ 2006 McLaren Vale, South Australia TASTING NOTE: The 2006 Shiraz “McLaren Parish Vineyard” comes from an 11 hectare vineyard planted by Nugan in 2000. The wine was barrel-fermented and aged for 12 months in 75% new French oak. Purple-colored, the wine delivers an expressive nose of pain grille, pepper, spice box, mocha, blueberry, and blackberry. Velvety-textured, layered, and sweet on the palate, it has excellent concentration, structure, and balance. Give it 5-7 years to blossom and drink it through 2030. Score – 91. (Jay Miller, www.erobertparker.com, Oct. 2007) (D) 750 mL $26.9

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