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Author: Robert Parker
The 2000 Descendant is a single-vineyard Shiraz that includes 8% Viognier. There are 560 cases of the 2000, a magnificent example aged completely in used French oak for 18 months prior to being bottled with no fining or filtration. This exotic offering boasts an inky purple color along with a gorgeously sweet nose of blackberry liqueur intermixed with licorice and Viognier's honeysuckle character. It has great texture, fabulous length (the finish lasts for 50 seconds), and incredible fruit purity. I would not be surprised to see it firm up in the bottle. This pedal-to-the-metal, full-throttle Shiraz is a singular expression of Barossa Valley fruit.
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Author: Harvey Steiman
Distinctive floral and peachy overtones from the Viognier, with a plump structure and pretty cherry and meaty flavors that last on the finish. Shiraz and Viognier.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/04/2010
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