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SIDEWOOD SHIRAZ 2017 Sustainable, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer Ashwood Estate
Unable to get a bottle for assessment from the agent. It did so well last time, I simply couldn’t resist buying a bottle at the LCBO. Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed by this flavour bomb! Deep intense purple colour. Very attractive, complex, gently cedary, somewhat smoky, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis nose. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, very bright, tangy, intense, ripe, plum-black-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, very faintly herbal, gently smoky, complex finish that has some meaty, mocha-chocolate notes. This remarkable 100% Shiraz was fermented with wild yeast in French oak followed by 18 months of aging (not 13 months as stated in the Vintages Catalogue) before bottling. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 9087 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. The recommended best buy 2016 (***) with 90-points was released on November 9, 2019 at $19.95. CSPC 446146
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Vin Lun
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Rating ***(91 points)
Solid, Smoky, Ripe, Tangy
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Five clones, mainly Selectiv'-harvested, a small portion hand-picked and vineyard-sorted for the small amount of whole bunches, numerous batch variations, matured in French oak (25% new) for 13 months. Seriously satisfying, every aspect explored and finessed, ripe black fruits the core. Drink by: 2045. Special Value. Score - 97 (winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 1, 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 3, 2020
Cases bought 1100 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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