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2005 Good Catholic Girl - Shiraz The James Brazill

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA / CLARE VALLEY

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SKU: 302351-2005-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Yes, that is really the name of the winery. The 2005 James Brazill Shiraz was sourced from a relatively young property adjacent to the renowned Armagh Vineyard in Clare Valley. Purple/black in color, it exhibits very ripe aromas including notes of forest floor, mushroom, blackberry, and chocolate. Made in a late-harvest style, this dense, layered wine conceals enough tannin to evolve for several years. It is the type of Shiraz that detractors of South Australia Shiraz will use as a role model. Fans of the style will love it. I like it dispassionately. Drink it from 2010 to 2018.
    Author: Jay Miller
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  • More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the Shiraz-specializing Barossa Valley as well as revered Riesling zones Clare Valley and Eden Valley. South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors