Review Fire Block Clare Valley Old Vine Shiraz 2002

86 points

from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia.

Dark with purple edge. Warm to hot (alcohol) and figgy aromas.
Nicely balanced with soft chewy tannins, but somewhat old fashioned
winemaking with noticeable added acid and oak flavours that, while
pleasant, aren’t really integrated. A good quality, if somewhat
commercial style. Nice label.

PS I just read that Phillip White (writing in the Adelaide newspaper The Advertiser) gave this 95 points !?!?!

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