Penny’s Hill ‘Cracking Black’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 05-Mar-2012
Dark, deep, purple-ruby red colour, youthful in appearance. Elegant, restrained and shy on nose, there are subtle aromas of well-ripened black berry fruit and black pepper, with notes of dark plums, liquorice and ink. The nose seems brooding. Full-bodied, the flavours are a little reticent, the palate showing gentle black fruits and pepper. Rounded and balanced tannins provide soft textures, but this still has good structure and vinosity. Light mineral and earth elements show on the dry, fine finish. Still quite restrained, this should open out and become richer over the next 5-6+ years. Match with hearty pastas and barbecued red meats. This is the second vintage of this Shiraz named after the ‘Cracking Black Bay of Biscay' soils as found in the ‘Malpas Road' vineyard. Fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine was aged 17 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 3,825 cases made. 17.0+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $35.00

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