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Blackbilly 2010     McLaren Vale; Australia     Bttl $22.99     Case Bttl $19.99

90pts Parker 91pts Halliday

The GSM blend is a classic Ausie red rich and soft, the palate is opulent and full bodied yet the finish is velvety smooth, the wine is drinking beautifully now. The wine was matured in a mixture of oaks to add layers of complexity.

Winemaker Nick Haselgrove is a noteworthy character from the McLaren Vale region, with over 21 vintages of Australian and International winemaking experience. Nick's talent for the art of winemaking is part of his guarantee to always provide the best possible quality and value for the wine drinkers of the Blackbilly wines.

The Blackbilly name is drawn from the Yacca tree (or grass tree) that has spikey leaves and a unique spear shaped flower. Periodically bushfires change the Australian bushland and burn the "blackbillys" into their distinctive shape. Unique spear shaped flowers grow out as part of the regeneration of the plant.

The Blackbilly GSM capture the essence of McLaren Vale and Australian wines. This wine is a drinker, the right amount of oak, glorious fruit concentration, rich and opulent, also velvety soft throughout. The price to quality is superb at under twenty dollars a bottle, 91pts Halliday and 90pts Parker. This wine has it all and begs you to have another glass.

Blended of 54% Grenache, 40% Shiraz and 6% Mourvedre, the 2010 Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of raspberry preserves, blackberries and black plums with hints of baking spices, violets and star anise. Medium to full-bodied, it is generously fruited in the mouth with medium-high acid, a medium level of velvety tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2017+.

Ripe and expressive, generous plum and blackberry fruit, finishing with persistence and grace. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2017.

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