Woods Crampton ‘Sleeping Dogs’ Barossa Valley Dry Red 2014

Blended Red from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 08-Mar-2016
Dark, deep, black-red colour with garnet hues on the rim. The nose is elegant and finely concentrated with intense aromas of black berried fruits and black pepper harmoniously melded with subtle herbal, fragrant black floral and earthy-mineral notes. Medium-bodied and elegantly presented, the palate features deep and well-integrated flavours of blackberries, pepper, herb and minerals. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction, and the mouthfeel is juicy, lively and balanced. The wines flows positively to a gently fruity finish with raspberry nuances. This is an elegant and well-balanced blended Barossa red with fine tannin structure. Match with poultry, pork and lamb over the next 4-5 years. A blend of 40% Graciano from the 9 y.o. ‘Cowham’ vineyard, Light Pass, 30% Bonvedro from the 70 y.o. ‘John’s’ vineyard, Light Pass, and 30% Mataro from the 80 y.o. ‘Marschall’ vineyard in Vine Vale, each vinified separately, fermented with 15-25% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in medium and large seasoned oak. 365 cases made. Winemakers: Nicholas Crampton and Aaron Woods. 17.0/20 Mar 2016 RRP AUS$27.00

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