Reserve Shiraz 2012

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Case of 6 bottles.

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Geoff Merrill’s “reserve” range are a selection of his finest barrels from the vintage and given additional maturation in oak prior to bottling.

Made from 100% Shiraz from the McLaren Vale - harvested in March/April 2012. The year was considered an outstanding vintage due to lower yields brought about by more vigorous canopy growth during bud development, and cooler weather and some rain during the year that slowed down ripening to allow a good rate of fruit development. 

Following a traditional red-wine vinification, the wine was aged for 31 months in new and used French- and American-oak hogsheads, and further aging in bottle before being released. 14.5% alc./vol.; R.S. 0.7 gr./L... Aging potential to 2030. 

Tasting Note: Deep, rich, dark red colour, with blood red hues. Complex and aromas and flavours of classic Shiraz - rich, ripe fruits like plum, Bing cherry, and blackberry – with notes of vanilla spice, black pepper, licorice, dried herbs, and coffee. Well-structured, the tannins are firm, and the palate is powerful and full with good acidity. Great depth of flavour. 

Menu matches: Pair with grilled and roasted meats - steak and lamb - and hard/mature cheeses.