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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Stockman's Ridge 'Rider' Shiraz 2012

I met winemaker Jonathan Hambrook once, about 4 years back - pretty smart fellow, recognising the need to hook into the core tourism market, in addition to now having his own cellar door.

I reckon this would be an interesting site to visit too, lots of cool pepper on show here, smoke 'n' oak too - all enveloping a core of black fruit. Some semblance of fennel tops add an extra dimension.

Soft, juicy palate - at odds to the intro - disarming. Regain your composure and settle-in, enjoy the soft and sensuous berry fruit here, a little residual oak tannin. A crowd pleaser.

On a good length, licorice, black fruit and white pepper. 90

Tasted on: Monday 16th February, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $23
Alcohol: 13.1%
Closure: Screwcap

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