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SuperValu Imports Australian Wine Inspiration
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2005
Dec 2006
Source: Fresh, Ireland

Opulent, concentrated palate of juicy dark plums, mixed spice and black pepper.

Winner of Best Shiraz - 2006 International Value Awards
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004 - 91 POINTS
Nov 2006
Source: Wine Access, Canada

Especially noteworthy for this taster were the Nugan Estate from McLaren Vale. This buxom shiraz from the company's home vineyard exhibited the power of a low-cropped shiraz with the elegance of a tight rope walker balancing between fleshy opulence and fine structural lines.

Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge
Varietal tasting - Shiraz 2003 & Older
Oct 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Nugan Estate McLaren Parish McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003

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Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge
Regional tasting - Shiraz 2003 & Older
Oct 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Nugan Estate McLaren Parish McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003

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Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge -Shiraz 2003 & older
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003
Oct 2006
Source: Winestate, Australia

Chocolate truffles and sweet cherries on the nose. Big, ripe tannins on a long, tight palate.

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Outstanding Australian Shiraz
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
Aug 2006
Source: WineNZ, New Zealand

The Nugan Estate label is the premium range, first released in 2003. The Parish Shiraz is a single vineyard wine from McLaren Vale and shows all the characters that make this subregion so special.

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Tops in Taste & Value
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
Aug 2006
Source: Toronto Star, Canada
Gordon Stmmell

My second place finisher, rating 91, was Nugan Estate McLaren Parish 2004 Shiraz

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Case of Syrah Syrah
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
Jul 2006
Source: Gulf News, New Zealand
Peta Stavelli

A scrummy drop. At number eight was Nugan Estate Shiraz 2004 which retails for NZ$32.90. This wine is already showing good fruit concentration and density.

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Imported Wines - Australian Shiraz
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz ««««½
Jul 2006
Source: Cuisine, Australia

This shows heavily extracted shiraz fruit with almost a hint of demi-glace about it.

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87 POINTS
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004
Jun 2006
Source: Wine Enthusiast, USA

Crisp aromas of black pepper, root beer and eucalyptus are unusual and appealing.

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90 POINTS
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003
Oct 2005
Source: The Wine Advocate, USA
Robert M Parker Jr.

My favourite Nugan Family red is the 2003 Shiraz McLaren Parish vineyard, a dense ruby/purple-coloured wine displaying notes of blackberries, cassis, coconut and spice box.

90 POINTS
Nugan Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2003
Jul 2005
Source: Stephen Tanzer Review, Australia
Stephen Tanzer

Saturated inky ruby. Explosive, pure aromas of crème de cassis, blackberry, ripe plum, violet and cracked black pepper.

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