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D’Arnberg Dead Arm McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2007 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A mix of wild bramble berries, seared black plum, roasted chile Ancho, ground clove and nutmeg, vanilla; scent of mid-summer herb garden and cedar box. A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my … Continue reading

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Mitolo The Jester McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2006 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A beautifully structured Shiraz; elegant tannins encapsulating a rich, bold wine giving Eucalyptus, black peppermint, and roasted blackberry ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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Wirra Wirra RSW McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2001 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Wirra Wirra RSW McLaren Vale Shiraz presents fruit balanced, roasted red berries, slight cinnamon, cardamom, basil and black pepper. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions from around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com © … Continue reading

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d’Arenberg Peppermint Paddock McLaren Vale Sparkling Chambourcin – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Don’t let the name fool you. Peppermint Paddock, as far as I understand, is the presence of Peppermint where these Chambourcin grow. Australians produce an abundance of red sparkling wines everything from Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon to Chambourcin. This sparkling … Continue reading

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Chapel Hills McLaren Vale Shiraz – 2001 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

Australian Shiraz are boldly different and often exciting than their brethren found elsewhere. This Shiraz exhibited generous and silken tannins, dried cherry, cedar, and eastern simmering spices. An enjoyable and suitable wine for a stand-alone drink or drink with food. … Continue reading

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