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SHIRAZ 2018 McLaren Vale, South Australia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MONTERRA
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Fairly complex, attractive, cedar-tinged, ripe plum-cherry puree nose with some red licorice and sandalwood notes. . Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, harmonious, rather spicy, ripe, plum-cassis-dark-cherry flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, fairly high acid finish. Has 14.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. The recommended 2014 (**/**+) was released on January 21, 2017 at $17.95. CSPC 477059
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Rating **+(89 points)
Bright, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Offering gorgeous fruit purity and intensity, the bouquet shows lifted notes of mulberry and blackberry with nuances of tar, cocoa and cedar. It's concentrated and expansive on the palate, delivering velvety texture and chalky tannins, making it generous and flavoursome while remaining firm and structured. At its best: now to 2030. Score - 94 (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, Feb. 2020) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 19, 2020
Cases bought 207 (12 bottles per case)

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