Kangarilla Road `The Devil's Whiskers` Shiraz 2011 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The Devil’s Whiskers are the two little marks that appear around the top lips of some people when they drink red wine – even just one glass.

The conditions leading up to the 2011 vintage were extremely favourable with some of the best rainfall seen for more than a decade. The summer was mild early, reminiscent of 2002 and 2004.

This Shiraz was fermented in an open fermenter with heading down cap management and four cap treatments per day. The wine was gently pressed at dryness and aged for 18 months in new French oak Barriques. This Shiraz was mostly sourced from a vineyard nestled in the foothills at the top of McMurtrie Road together with a small percentage from Maslin’s Beach (located very close to the Gulf St. Vincent at the south-western end of McLaren Vale). The McMurtire Shiraz has lovely structure giving solid backbone to the wine with intense mid to back palate presence, the Maslin's portion contributes chalky tannins and minerality.

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

Expert Reviews

Deep colour, with abundant layers of black fruit, sage, bramble and mocha on the bouquet; the palate is full blooded, dense and dark with fresh acidity providing lift to the ample fruit on display; a long and muscular finish.Rating 90 - Drink by 2018 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Aromas of spicy blackberry conserve and sweet earth with nuances of eucalypt and sweet floral notes integrated with fine French oak

Palate

Flavours of mixed dark berries including mulberry, blackberry, and blueberry pastilles with light citrus notes. This wine shows great texture with fine fruit tannins complimented with carefully integrated oak.

Cellaring

Drink now to 15 years.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Kangarilla Road winery is a partnership between Kevin and Helen O’Brien. While the wines show the generosity of the McLaren Vale region, they also have a unique Kangarilla Road style, the white wines fragrant and aromatic and the reds an elegant expression of their variety. The Kangarilla Road philosophy remains unchanged: “To produce wines that we enjoy drinking – wines that can be enjoyed with or without food and especially with friends.”

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