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2010 Journeys End Arrival Shiraz Museum Release

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$39. 99
$479.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2020-2022)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

The high point of Ben Riggs' Journeys End Shiraz Collection, differentiated by the use of only the best barrels, longer barrel maturation times and fruit from lower cropping vines. The label is of particular interest in that it celebrates a turning point in Australia's early wine history. James Busby left Australia for a European tour in 1831 and is generally considered to be the first to return with Shiraz vines.

From one of the great vintages of the last decade, this superb McLaren Vale Shiraz is flush with rich, satiny black fruits and primed for drinking.

Midnight black colour with a deep very dark to brick red hue. Hedonistic aromas of aniseed, black cherry and dark plum leap from the glass trailed by smoky vanillin oak, fennel, earth and pepper notes. Full in body with incredible richness and a plush feel, the palate is awash with lavish liquorice, dark plum and blackberry fruits which have a velvety feel. Moving in on the back half are complexing elements of vanillin oak, fennel, scorched earth, spicy leather and blackpepper. Magnificent power and concentration with silky smooth tannins flowing onto a long sumptuous conclusion laden with black fruits and hints of black pepper.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Alc. 14.5%