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Sunday 26 April 2015

Cooks Lot 'Lot 8' Handpicked Shiraz 2013

Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, wild yeast fermented, plunged four times a day - inputs that add some risk, take time and are choices the winemaker can make to look to make a wine in a desired manner.

Reductive on opening, combined with savoury, sappy notes from some whole bunch input. Black and brambly fruits combine to give a presence of fruit against savoury character. Tannin is fine, powdery, well integrated and providing carriage. Oak adds additional structure.

Shows good length, carried by tannin and a little spike of acid. If anything, it grew in stature over the time open. A wine I found myself returning too more than once in that time. Good work. 92

Tasted on: Thursday 9th April
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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