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2006 The Story Orphan Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: The Story Wines thestorywines.blogspot.com
Appellation: Victoria - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: n/a
Tasting Notes:
rated: April 15, 2009 , Roy Nixon
93 points "It seems like only yesterday I was reviewing the 2005 vintage of this wine, since then “The Story” by wine maker Rory Lane has really begun to unfold, grabbing high praise and high scores from the likes of James Halliday. Vibrant in both colour and aromas, this deep purple Shiraz smells of inviting cherry and blackberry with a little vanilla and licorice. The initially tart blackberry and cranberry flavours transform over a few hours into sweeter blackberry and cherry, backed up with aniseed and a some spice on the finish. Much of the interest of this lies with the mouthfeel that runs a line from fleshy to intense and zesty before easing into the long smooth finish. Excellent balance, a wine of power and finesse. A price tag of $30+ would be justifiable for a wine of this quality, however luckily for us some online retailers such as Boccaccio (cheaper freight), Squashedgrape and Auswine have a listed price of only $20-21 per bottle. Buy some - this is the best value for money wine I have tried this year. Score: 93/100 "