Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, August 2011, Josh Raynolds.
2009 First Drop Wines Shiraz/Monastrell
Half & Half Barossa Valley
Deep, bright ruby. Spicy, rich nose offers raspberry, cherry-cola and a hint of smokiness. At once rich and juicy, offering spicy red and black fruit and anise flavors. Finishes with a dusting of fine-grained tannins and very good spicy persistence. I like this wine's blend of depth and spiciness. 90 points
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