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2020 First Drop Wines Mother's Milk Shiraz (Screwcap)

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July 9, 2023 - $21



94James Suckling

This has plenty of intense, rich blackberries and dark plums, as well as some earthy notes, violet-like florals and blueberries. Dark spices, too. The palate has plush and richly fruited style with some handy depth to the tannins, which carry bold flavors. Fine yet rich tannins here.

92Wine Spectator

There’s a lot to admire in this complex, juicy red, which offers polished tannins and a core of fresh cherry and açaí berry flavors highlighted by notes of dried rose petal, sandalwood, salted dark chocolate and fresh tobacco. A hint of white pepper and a firming, malty Assam black tea hint lingers on the finish.


Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.