Alpha Crucis ‘Winemakers’ Series – Corrina Wright’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 26-May-2014
Very full, saturated black-red colour with purple hues. The nose is very refined, elegant and intense with penetrating aromas of fragrant and lifted black fruits entwined with oak vanillins and spices, all beautifully detailed and seamlessly interwoven. Exotic bacon-like and toasty oak elements grow in depth, adding layers of interest. Medium-full bodied and very finely proportioned, penetrating and deep fruit flavours of ripe black fruits, chocolate, liquorice, spices and oak vanilla form a smooth, silky-flowing core. The tannin extraction is fine-grained and the textures velvety, and the palate has wonderful linearity and discreet acidity that carries the flavours to a seamless, lingering, sweet-oaked finish. This is a beautifully refined, fragrant and oak-spiced Shiraz with silky flow. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 10-12+ years. Fruit from rows: 5, 11, 17, 23, 29 and 35, harvested on 2 March, sorted and given a cold soak for 3 days, and indigenous yeast fermented initially in small open fermenter then in barrel to 14.5% alc. The wine was aged in 25% new French oak hogsheads and bottled in July 2013. 19.0/20 May 2014 RRP $72.95

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