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Shiraz 2019

The wine has a mouth filling lusciousness, densely packed with generous plum and dark cherry fruit flavours along with subtle floral violet characters and a smack of vanilla underlying the opulent oak expression.

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  • Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

    1 June 2021
    93 Points
    Deeply coloured… a dense and spicy palate with sweet fruits … quite a complex McLaren Vale style that will drink well...
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Region McLaren Vale
Colour At release, the wine is a deep purple, red.
Nose The wine displays enticing layers of red plum and black cherry and then mocha coffee and subtle vanilla and spice.
Palate The wine has a mouth filling lusciousness, densely packed with generous plum and dark cherry fruit flavours along with subtle floral violet characters and a smack of vanilla underlying the opulent oak expression.
Vintage Conditions In McLaren Vale, the conditions leading up to vintage 2019 were dry. These conditions, in combination with a hail event in November and hot weather in January and February resulted in both an overall reduction in harvest yields along with a corresponding increase in fruit flavour profile intensity.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a combination of new and older American oak barrels for a period of 6 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.33
PH: 3.54
Residual Sugar: 1.51
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
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