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2005 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Note:

Colour: The 2005 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a dense, dark purple. Aromas: Fruit aromas of dark plums and black cherries are enhanced by hints of mint, allspice and cloves. Flavours: Medium bodied, this wine shows how well these two varieties complement each other. Prune and mulberry flavours from the Shiraz component create mouth-filling characters whilst Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone of blackcurrant (cassis) flavours and velvety tannins..

Grapes:

65% Shiraz 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.

What to eat with:

The wine is well suited to red meats with robust sauces and mature cheeses. A great match with Moroccan lamb back-strap.

When to drink:

The harmonious balance of this wine enables it to be consumed now, although cellaring for 4-7 years will be rewarded.

Analysis

Alcohol:14.0%
Acidity:6.15g/l
pH:3.65

Vinification

The 2005 vintage will be remembered for slightly less than average yields and warm dry conditions throughout. The fruit was able to achieve rich ripe flavours with generous tannins. The grapes were harvested in early April, and following crushing and fermentation, the wine was matured in a mix of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for 18 months.

Viticulture

The 2005 vintage is a blend of 65% Shiraz and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. The majority of the Shiraz in this blend is from the 'Red Ridge' vineyard at Wrattonbully, which is located about 50kms north of the Hollick Coonawarra vineyards. The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon component is from the Hollick Wilgha vineyard on the south western corner of Coonawarra. This uniquely Australian blend has been made in the tradition of the great Shiraz Cabernet blends that have helped make the Coonawarra region famous.

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