2013 Sommeliers Selection Grenache Shiraz mataro - McLaren Vale - Dozen

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We know how much you love a perfectly produced shiraz. This wine is an absolute rippers. When we got the samples from the winery, our jaws hit the ground. Absolute stunner. BLACK AS SQUID INK. Do yourself a favour and get one to start. You will not be disappointed!

Sweet fruits are initially subdued, the wine appears all about cedar, peat, fresh turned soil, ironstone, fennel and cured meats. If decanted, (highly recommended), slowly the layers of savoury aromas unfurl, releasing an entirely new array of sweeter fruit characters which gently develop, eventually taking pride of place, front and centre. A raft of black and purple fruits, satsuma plum, blackcurrant, liquorice and sweet beetroot.

The palate follows suit. Initially earthy and savoury, slowly giving way to sweeter and spicier fruits. The mouthfeel is very sleek and focused. Despite this it feels dense and compact, only fleshing out with time. It’s amazing how much complexity is built into such a relatively elegant package. Tannins are prominent and drive the wine to a long finish but never feel hard or extracted. All in all, an amazing wine, that will reward the connoisseur with patience!

The Teams Recommendations
"When you buy McLaren Vale Shiraz, your buying from one of the best Shiraz growing regions in Australia. This wine is an absolute BEAUTY"