Capricornia `Wine with Latitude` Shiraz 2008 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA

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Overview

Plums and berries are obvious on entry then the palate builds with licorice, tobacco and leather overtones. An assertive wine with plump juicy tannins and spicy oak it has a background of dusty pepper and spice. Balanced and long on the finish, it has a velvety texture and chocolaty aftertaste.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Mid to deep red with garnet edge

Aroma

Intense mulberry and dark plum fruit is supported by a background of earthy herbs, smoky oak and licorice.

Palate

Plums and berries are obvious on entry then the palate builds with licorice, tobacco and leather overtones. An assertive wine with plump juicy tannins and spicy oak it has a background of dusty pepper and spice. Balanced and long on the finish, it has a velvety texture and chocolaty aftertaste.

Food Matching

This is a big wine for hearty cuisine. Slow roast casseroles, thick juicy steaks and rich game dishes are excellent while firm cheeses and water crackers are ideal after the meal.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoyable now this wine will give rewarding drinking through 2014 and will continue to gently mature for another 5 years.

Wine Background

The wines of Capricornia are a diverse collection of regions, varieties, grape growers and winemakers. Every wine has a unique story and they are brought together by negociant winemaker Chris Hill who travels the length and breadth of Australia in search of exciting parcels of premium wines. This Shiraz is from a single vineyard under the watchful care of viticulturalist Adam Jacobs. It has been matured and barrel aged for over 30 months before bottling. Enjoy the richness of McLaren Vale in every bottle.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

The wines of Capricornia are a diverse collection of regions, varieties, grape growers and winemakers. Every wine has a unique story and they are brought together by negociant winemaker Chris Hill who travels the length and breadth of Australia in search of exciting parcels of premium wines.

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