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EPIPHANY SHIRAZ 2018 Epiphany Vineyard, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SISTER'S RUN
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. It was fun to compare this McLaren Vale Shiraz with the one from Barossa. Tasted blind, I thought that I would prefer the later. In fact, I preferred the this brighter McLaren Vale. Here it is. Very deep bright intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, fairly juicy, bright, youthful, intense, ripe, plummy, black cherry nose with some mineral-tinged notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, fairly spicy, harmonious and yet tangy, youthful, fresh, ripe, intense, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, faint, mineral-mocha-chocolate-tinged finish. A really versatile crowd-pleaser that has a tad more freshness than the Barossa. Has 14.5% alcohol, 1.2 g/L residual sugar and 5.45 g/L total acidity with lot number L20105 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. The recommended 2017 (**/**+) was released on February 22, 2020 at $17.95. CSPC 269464
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Rating **+(89 points)
Very Bright, Juicy, Fresh, Ripe, Black Cherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The McLaren Vale is famous for its intensely flavoured red wines, and Shiraz is one of the leading styles produced here. Expect ripe dark fruit and soft, ripe tannins in this popular, easy-to-enjoy wine for burgers, ribs or steak. [The Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition did not include a tasting note.] Score - 93 (Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, 2020) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 12, 2020
Cases bought 1933 (12 bottles per case)

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

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