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SHIRAZ 2018 McLaren Vale, South Australia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE HEDONIST
This 14th Vintages release is showing extremely well. Very deep intense purple colour. Intense, gently spicy, cedary, ripe, Damson-plum-black-cherry-cassis nose with some faintly smoky, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, intense, bright, ripe, plum-black-cherry-cassis flavours with an elegant, cedary, lingering, very faintly smoky, mouthfilling finish. Malolactic fermentation took place in oak a mixture of 50% large French oak foudres and 50% in small 300L seasoned French oak where it with a aged for 18 months. No fining and hence the excellent mouthfeel. It has 14% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and a hefty 6.5 g/L total acidity. The lot number L1222 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. Truly excellent value and quite ready to enjoy. CSPC 90191
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Rating ***(91 points)
Bright, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: 100% Shiraz. Deep, dark and inky aromatics of plush eucalyptus, liquorice and blueberry lead on to earthy dried herb, rich chocolate and graceful tannins on the palate. [Enjoy through 2024+.] Score - 95 (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2020) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 7, 2023
Cases bought 560 (12 bottles per case)

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