Tapestry `Special Limited Release` Shiraz 2002 (1x 1.5 L Magnum), SA

Situated right in the heart of South Australias premier wine region of McLaren Vale, Tapestry's rich ironstone soils and cool coastal climate provide ideal conditions for producing well structured and richly flavoured wines of exceptional quality.

Overview

Situated right in the heart of South Australias premier wine region of McLaren Vale, Tapestry's rich ironstone soils and cool coastal climate provide ideal conditions for producing well structured and richly flavoured wines of exceptional quality.

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

Expert Reviews

91 Points. Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front. 10 September 2008

Tapestry’s The Vincent Shiraz is one of the region’s big hitters – not that it has any great profile. When it was current release I bought a few bottles of the 2001 for around the $35 mark, only to subsequently offload them at auction … for about $20. Such, often, is the arbitrary nature of a wine’s price. The wine is essentially double-oaked in new American and French oak over a 24 month period, though the second short-term oak maturation is in second-use barrels. The grapes are grown on vines around the 40-50 year old mark.

I have the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 vintages open in front of me now. I’ll start with the 2002 – probably the most lauded vintage of The Vincent Shiraz so far.

This has developed well and is probably at its peak now. It lacks length but it is porty, jammy and nicely leathery, its spicy, coffeed oak now fully integrated. For me the tannins still don’t quite mesh with the wine though I may be being overly critical. There’s a lot of warmth on the nose and a lot of warmth through the finish. Good, but not great by any stretch.

86 Points. Huon Hooke. 1 October 2005

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red with slight purple hue.

Aroma

Leathery and charry, with sweet, fragrant fruit characters.

Palate

Very concentrated berry fruit, warm and juicy texture and firm dry finish.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Cowra Wine Show 2005

Gold Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2005

Gold Medal, Perth Wine Show 2005