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Thursday 6 April 2017

Mount Avoca Malakoff Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Exemplary Shiraz from the famed Malakoff Vineyard, up in the Pyrenees region of Victoria.

"Selected parcels of fruit sourced from the exceptional Malakoff vineyard were fermented on skins for eight to ten days in open oak barrels and hand plunged to maximise fruit aroma and flavour without excessive tannin extraction.

Two hundred case produced. A particularly rich, opulent wine in the glass - sheer class (and oak, admittedly) waft out of the glass. That optimal combination of fruit married to oak, spice. Touch of violet florals and you’d suggest there’s some Viognier in this, with that floral lift and it’s vibrancy in glass.

Packs a punch in its refined manner: classy black fruit, intense pepper, oak. It has an exquisite spice tinged structure, that effortlessly carries the wine. Length in spades, 94.

Tasted on: Friday 9th December, a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $47.50
Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screwcap

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