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2019 Collector Reserve Shiraz

Canberra DistrictRed

$ 80.00 AUD

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Shiraz (98%) Viognier (2%), CANBERRA DISTRICT. Made from mature shiraz vines grown on elevated granitic loam sites near Murrumbateman. The growing season leading up to the 2018 harvest was generally temperate, with with dry and warm weather over summer serving to create near-perfect conditions. Very modest yields in 2018 produced shiraz grapes with well-ripened tannin and pristine flavours.The grapes were hand-harvested at approx. 13 Baumé. Fermentation with around 50% whole bunches took place in open fermenters which were worked by foot and rack/return. Individual parcels were matured in a mix of new and seasoned Allier and Tronçais oak. Blending and bottling took place in February 2019.

Region - Canberra District

Type - Red

Year - 2019

Winery - Collector Wines

Grape - Shiraz/Syrah

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

The 2018 Reserve is beautifully ripe, and combines the intensity and vibrancy of the vintage with the spice, perfume and elegant structure that these vineyards consistently give. Showing plenty of youthful charm now, this wine will be at its best at between five to thirty years of age.

Wine descriptors

For the Cellar, Captivating and Complex, Juicy and Fruity, Earthy and Savoury, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special, Elegant and Fine

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Pepper, Spices

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Vegetables

Shellfish

Oysters

Cured Meats

Desserts

Fish

Spicy Foods

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Poultry

Expert review

This is of a bouncier feel than is usual for this cuvee, optimally ripe and threaded with a fine needle of the pepper and ground spice that mark fine, cool climate Australian shiraz. Star anise and clove waft across a wave of dark cherry and blue fruited allusions, all. Gently aromatic, with 2% of viognier in the blend, the wine is medium-bodied, uncoiling its multitude of layers with time in the glass. The finish is granitic crunchy, firm, long and soothing, with the tannins and spice sheathing and guiding the fruit, but never drying it out.

Ned Goodwin

The Grape

Shiraz or Syrah

Shiraz, or Syrah, is one of the most loved, rich and powerful red wine varieties made famous for its mineral and structured expressions from the Rhône in France and the rich and decadent fruity expressions from the Barossa Valley in Australia. Full bodied, rich in antioxidants and generously fruity, Shiraz sits proudly on the table for those that like their wine big and bold. Think violets, blackberries, plum, chocolate, pepper, black olive, liquorice, rosemary, tobacco and spice...i'm thirsty already!

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