RAY JORDAN 2013 WINE GUIDE

Rosenthal Richings Shiraz 2010 – 92 points

Another super wine from this small Blackwood Valley producer specialising in red wines with a strong shiraz influence. Dark berry and liquorice on the nose with a decent whiff of cedar and vanilla essence. The palate is deeply intense and concentrated with a typical velvety smooth texture. The tannins are ripe and the oak well weighted. Lovely sweet middle palate with a little spicy savouriness. Better after a few more years once that oak settles in.

Rosenthal the Naomi cabernet shiraz 2010 94 points

Ripe juicy berry bursts from the glass exhibiting abundant cherry and blackberry aromas plus a little cedary oak influence adding structure and complexity. The juicy fruit flavours are appealing and more medium bodied than full. Still there is plenty in this elegant and most stylish expression of the Blackwood Valley.

Australian Wine Showcase April 2012

Rosenthal The Naomi Cabernet Shiraz 2010 – 93 points
Intensely fruit driven wine, showing excellent integration of tannins and oak.

Scoop Magazine Autumn 2012

Rosenthal The Naomi Cabernet Shiraz 2010 – Gold Medal – 19 Points
A good example of this uniquely Australian wine blend. Great colour with an intense aroma of raspberry, blackcurrant cedar, dark fruits and lashings of oak. It is full-bodied, rich, juicy, fleshy wine with fine tannins, good length of flavour and finishing with a raspberry aftertaste.

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WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE

The Naomi Shiraz Cabernet 2009 – 93 points

Lewis Blake Review
2009 The Naomi shiraz cabernet
Colour and Condition – the wine was deep crimson in the glass, with a purple tone attesting to its youth. The condition was excellent. Bouquet – the nose was a subtle combination of a berry fruit and French oak, initially subdued but developing in the glass. Palate – the front palate was characterised by berry fruit, lifted by the fresh acid base. The middle palate was smooth and mouth-filling, and lacking in the somewhat acrid varietal characters that can dominate the Shiraz-based wines to their detriment. The finish was clean, slightly astringent, of good length and with the oak the most prominent feature. Overall I found it to be a wine more subtle than its predecessor, with all the necessary ingredients to mature well. It currently displays a freshness on the palate and is yet to fully integrate. (Again) Congratulations on producing a stylish wine with such qualities.

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