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2009 Watershed Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Watershed Wines watershedwines.com.au
Appellation: Margaret River - Western Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : November 7, 2007 , David Lole
90 points "The 2004 Watershed Shiraz hails from Margaret River in Western Australia and weighs in at a hefty 14.5% A/V. My first hit-out with this small winery, this wine possesses a healthy dark ruby colour with purple hues, a lovely open bouquet filled with dark plums, blackberries, cherries, chocolate, cinnamon and savoury oak. The medium-full palate harbours a wealth of fruit, filling the mouth with mainly dark plums and berries with an underlying savoury streak from the fine-grained French and American oak with hints of the spices and chocolate found in the nose. Expectedly, there’s, seemingly, relatively low acidity but at no time did I detect any sense of blowsiness or lack of focus. The tannin regime meshes extremely well with the fruit and persists through to a fine, impressive finish of some considerable duration and, it must be added, without any sense of heat from the high alcohol level. I thoroughly enjoyed this extremely well balanced, nicely honed wine for the meagre twenty bucks I paid and would recommend a further five years of cellaring for it to be at its best."