Crabtree Watervale Shiraz 2010 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$21.90 per Bottle
$262.80 per case
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Overview

This wine was made with rich fruit handpicked from the Crabtree Estate. The 50 year old, low cropping vines on the Picnic Hill block is situated on a rocky sandstone ridge above the homestead. These magnificent vines are always carefully hand pruned.

The handpicked fruit has been open fermented and basket pressed using traditional methods, then matured in a blend of new, one and two year old French oak barriques for 14 months.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Full crimson-purple; sourced from Picnic Hill Vineyards block; hand-picked, open-fermented and matured in new and used French oak for 14 months; the bouquet throws the emphasis on to an array of black fruits, French oak also in the mix; the medium- to full-bodied palate continues the theme with exceptional balance and structure, the finish long and complete; a long life ahead. Rating 95 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

With rich, dark berry flavours, this Shiraz shows bold structure and sweet fruit concentration.

Cellaring

While accessible as a young wine in the first year of release, this finely balanced Shiraz will develop gracefully for 6+ years.

Food Matching

Decant before serving. Try it with slow cooked shanks, whipped potato and peas.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

5 Star rated from James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2013

Wine industry executives Richard Woods and Rasa Fabian purchased Crabtree in 2007 and left Sydney corporate life for the ultimate seachange. Collectively, they had decades of sales and marketing experience, and remain adamant that Crabtree should be an estate brand, and therefore limited in volume. Kerri Thompson (from Wines by KT) is a highly talented and very experienced winemaker, having a great record with Riesling.

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