WOODSTOCK SHIRAZ 2013 Australia.
BACKGROUND: The hero variety of the region, Woodstock Shiraz is sourced from Woodstock Estate and neighbouring vineyards in the Vale. Being a very vigorous red variety, the key is to manage our Shiraz leaf canopies carefully to ensure the best from our Shiraz vines.
WINEMAKING: Crop yields are deliberately kept low with hand pruning. This ensures full ripening and flavour development. After fermentation on skins for about 5 days, this Shiraz was barrel aged for up to 14 months in carefully selected French and American oak barrels. 15% sees new oak barrels while the rest mature in 2 to 3 year old oak for complexity without oak domination.
THE WINE: A stylish and vibrant Shiraz showing bursts of blackcurrants, spice and subtle hints of choc mint. The palate is full and rich in flavour, lush dark berries coat the mouth while savoury tannins provide an alluring texture that lingers. A food friendly wine and a classic example of McLaren Vale Shiraz in the glass.
REVIEWS AND ACCOLADES
JAMES HALLIDAY - AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2013 Rating: 92 Crimson-purple; a generously proportioned wine telegraphed by the aromatic bouquet, which commences the seam of intertwined fruit and oak; McLaren Vale chocolate is the lynchpin for the black fruit flavours, in turn framed by balanced oak and tannins. Drink by: 2020
McLaren Vale, South Australia
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