Charles Melton ‘The Kirche’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 23-Jul-2014
Fruit from the Krondorf sub-region, with fermentation to 14.5% alc., finished off in barriques, the wine aged 27 months in oak, two-thirds French and one-third American. Very full, saturated, black-hued ruby-red colour. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with concentrated aromas of ripe black berry fruits, plums and liquorice seamlessly melded with ethereally lifted cedary oak, and earthy secondary complexities. Full-bodied, the flavours of sweetly ripe black berry fruits, plums and liquorice fill the palate with a smooth and even flow. Waves of chocolate, earth, meat and cedary oak unfold. The palate is framed by velvety tannins that build in presence, forming a rounded, mellow mouthfeel with plenty of subtle structure. Soft acidity enhances the plush flow, and the wine carries through to a very long, sustained, spicy, cedary finish. This is a smooth-flowing, rich, traditionally-style Shiraz with waves of ripe fruits and cedary oak. Serve with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat over the next 5-6 years. 18.5/20 Jul 2014 RRP $42.50

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