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First Drop Mother’s Milk Shiraz 2021

$21.00

If you’re thinking “didn’t I see this wine in the Wine Spectator Top 100 last year as well?” Yes, yes you do. The Shiraz that First Drop has been making in the Barossa Valley in South Australia has been nothing short of extraordinary, and with their ridiculously reasonable price points, it’s no surprise this returns to Wine Spectator’s  Top 50 Wines list once again. It’s an extremely rare feat that almost no other winery in the world can claim!

This is one fun and complex Shiraz with leading black cherry notes that are followed by blackberry jam, wild strawberry, baking spices and some bramble. It’s a vibrant and juicy wine that has a nice little spicy kick to it at the end. We never get Australian Shiraz in, but when we do – you better believe it’s going to be a special one!

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#38 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2023
A compelling, fun red on a juicy, fresh frame, with smooth, polished tannins and fresh pomegranate and maraschino cherry flavors at the core, plus details of milk chocolate, nutmeg, white peppercorn and an appealing hint of toasted herbs and fresh earth. Reveals tannins that firm up on the finish, which packs a spicy kick.

92 Points, James Suckling
Aromas of black fruit, pepper, dark licorice and overturned earth. Medium- to full-bodied with creamy texture and fine tannins. It has a savory fruit character with some salinity to it.

91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2021 was a lovely vintage in Barossa—cool, long and with a return to moderate yields after two years of aggressively low yields and warm conditions. So here, the 2021 Mother’s Milk Shiraz is fine and detailed, with loads of plush, voluminous fruit, in keeping with the style of the wine, but it is imbued with a little extra focus and precision, courtesy of the vintage. Nicely done.