Dalwhinnie `Moonambel` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

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Overview

Very tight and sinewy with concentrated dark berry fruits, super fine grainy tannins and the most incredible presence in the mouth. The finish is also super long

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Highly polished blueberry and blackberry fruit bouquet, showing well integrated toasty oak, Asian allspice, game and vivid mineral complexity; the palate is finely layered with vibrant red fruits and crunchy acidity prominent, offset by silky fine-grained tannins and an engagingly long and harmonious conclusion; a little time will also be well rewarded. Rating 95 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Moonambel Shiraz offers intense aromas of warm blackberries, black cherry preserves and blueberries over baking spices, aniseed and a whiff of red roses. Medium bodied with a tight-knit structure of firm, fine-grained tannins and high acid, it offers a generous amount of spicy dark berry fruit in the mouth with a long finish. Approachable now, it should open considerably with another 2-3 years in bottle and drink best from 2014 to 2020+. Rating 94+, Drink: 2014 - 2020 Lissa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (JUN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep dark purple, shiny

Aroma

Evocative perfume taking in fresh herbs, cherries, mocha and damp earth.

Palate

Very tight and sinewy with concentrated dark berry fruits, super fine grainy tannins and the most incredible presence in the mouth. The finish is also super long.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy it now or keep for a good 8 years

Food Matching

Enjoy with Victorian lamb

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

Red 5 Star Winery - James Halliday Wine Companion

Dalwhinnie, so named because of its Scottish family connection, is a unique vineyard producing award-winning wines of great structure and varietal character. Dalwhinnie is located near the historic goldminning township of Moonambel in the northern spur of the Pyrenees wine region, 200 kilometers from Melbourne. Ewan Jones, prominent Ballarat architect, established the 128 hectare property in 1972, the first vintage was made in 1976 and the first commercial release wasn't until 1980. Dalwhinnie has 18 hectares under vine and crops approximately 7 tonnes per hectare.

The vineyard is situated in a natural amphitheater and is the highest vineyard in the Pyrenees region ranging between 360 and 595 meters above sea level. This height combined with the vineyard location gives the vines a frost free and disease free environment. The site was also chosen for its well drained soils. The fragile shale, quartz and clay soils of the bygone mining era now lend themselves to the production of super premium dry table wines.

Traditional methods of viticulture are practiced, the grapes are handpicked from the gnarled old vines at Dalwhinnie and are transmitted into wines of rich bouquet, full flavor and distinction with a worldwide reputation. The excellence and consistency achieved by successive vintages of each Dalwhinnie wine is widely recognized in Australia and becoming increasingly acknowledged by connoisseurs throughout the world. The striking varietal intensity and proven capability to age gracefully for many years has placed Dalwhinnie at the forefront of Australia's finest producers of single vineyard varietal wines.

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