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2010 ESTATE SHIRAZ

JAMES HALLIDAY, AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION, 2013 Edition

Deep crimson; the bouquet shows savoury notes of game, leather, spice, layered with red and dark fruits; medium-bodied with tangy acidity, the palate is taut and fresh, slowly revealing the fine tannin and ample fruit lying beneath; time is needed for true revelation. Rating 92. To 2020.

HUON HOOKE, GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE, Dec/Jan 2012

Bright, deep purple/red colour. The fresh bouquet rolls spices, meatiness and smoky aromas into a seamless whole. The texture is silky soft and the shape is rounded. Delicious drinking already thanks to immaculate balance. Rating 93.

PATRICK ECKEL, WINEREVIEWER.COM.AU, September 2015

This wine has some very similar characters to its younger sibling the 2010 'Yarra Shiraz' with respects to its old world expression of cured meats and earth, however in terms of fruit attractive dark cherry comes into play alongside varietal and regional plum fruit. This wine has a great presence - long, structured and complex. Dark fruits give way to grainy, savoury tannins with enough pepper and spice to provide contrast. The length to finish is very good. Drinking well now, this wine will continue to evolve over the medium term.

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TASTING NOTE

Vibrant ruby colour with purple undertones. Fragrant nose opens with pepper which soon gives way to spice and finally some meat/charcuterie characters. Palate is lush without being heavy with a touch of toasty new oak. It finishes quite long with firm but not overbearing tannin and acidity. - Rick Kinzbrunner, March 2012

FRUIT

Hand picked from our Dixons Creek vineyard, Yarra Valley. Cropping level adjusted to 2.0 tonnes per acre.

WINEMAKING

20% whole bunch fermentation in an open top concrete tank. Total maceration time of 3 weeks, then basket pressed to barriques, 33% new. Aged for 18 months in French oak barriques. Bottled without fining or filtration.

MADE AT: Giaconda by Rick Kinzbrunner
QUANTITY: 180 Dozen
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CLOSURE: Screwcap

 

 

 

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