Salena Estate ‘Legacy’ Shiraz 2014
Salena Estate is a family owned grape growing and winemaking business situated near Loxton in the Riverina. Founded in 1998 by Bob and Sylvia Franchitto, the estate is named after their daughter. The company owns over 200 ha of estate vineyards and has a capacity of handling 15,000 tonnes of grapes. The 'Legacy' Shiraz wine is particularly well-regarded and the wine is distributed in New Zealand by Paul Wai Poi of CPP Wines, Tel: 09 602-2854.
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Salena Estate ‘Legacy’ Shiraz 2014Syrah from Australia - South AustraliaReview Date : 05-Jul-2016Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on the rim. This has an elegantly concentrated and intense nose with packed aromas showing an amalgam of dark-red berry fruits melded with leather and dusty notes, along with eucalyptus, spices and camphor. The aromatics are firm and taut with an earthy rusticity. Medium-full bodied, juicy and sweet fruit flavours of dark raspberries and red berryfruit intermingle with subtle notes of leather, camphor, spices and nuts. The fruit sweetness is attractively balanced by the light, grainy tannin extraction and textures. As the wine flows, savoury leather, cedar and spice notes unfold, leading to a light, lingering finish. This is an elegantly sweet-fruited and well-textured Shiraz with some rustic leather, eucalyptus and nutty nuances providing interest. Match with game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the Riverlands, South Australia, 96% Shiraz and 4% Petit Verdot, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged in American oak barrels. 16.5+/20 July 2016 RRP $13.50