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Tasting Notes
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Colour Deep Red
Nose Sultry blackberry, plum and a subtle smoked meat character on the nose.
Palate A medium to full bodied wine with a silky tannin backbone, a hint of spice and a grainy tannin finish. Throughout the palate the wine has subtle chocolate and cedar French oak character.
Food Pairing Grilled steak.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Matured in French oak for up to 12 months.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Barossa Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the regions propensity to produce world class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area, and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."

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