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Small Gully Mr. Black’s Little Book Shiraz 2008 (Australia)


A crowd-pleaser, to be sure. And at 15.2-per cent alcohol, one bottle might suffice for a crowd. Expect a mouthful of cherry juice, raspberry jam, vanilla and chocolate from this rich red, which finds good acid grip – and a whiff of not-so-welcome alcoholic heat – toward the finish.

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