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1838 Reserve Shiraz 2017

1838 Reserve Shiraz 2017

1838 Reserve Shiraz 2017

Regular price $26.99

The nose exhibits dark fruit flavours of freshly cut plum and some blueberry while mocha, chocolate, liquorice and subtle oak ensure a highly aromatic and voluptuous nose. The palate is quite velvety in texture with amazing fruit concentration in its youth featuring plum, chocolate, liquorice and a touch of spice. This is perfectly interwoven with oak and provides the perfect level of fine grainy tannin which gives line and length.

Fruit was sourced from several well-known growers in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia from what was another great vintage in terms of quality despite yields were down across the region. The different sites allowed us to pick the fruit over an extended period allowing each vineyard to develop differing characters to compliment each other and also allowed us to treat the parcels individually in small ferments with longer than usual skin contact, which is always ideal. The result is an outstanding wine with obvious time and care taken with it throughout the vinification process. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs on a daily basis during fermentation. Aged in primarily old 2-3 year old oak to add another level of complexity without over-powering the fruit.

Vintage: 2017
Region: South Australia
Colour: Purple to crimson red around the edge
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for the medium term
Alcohol Content: 14%

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