Bent Creek Reserve Shiraz 2012 - Mclaren Vale
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Our flagship limited release Shiraz – Reserve is only produced in exceptional vintages, hand picked and then hand plunged in open fermenters. Then matured in new and seasoned French and American oak for a minimum of 16 months. This results in an intense full bodied wine with rich dark chocolate, satsuma plum, violets and spicy vanillin sweetness and a firm tannin finish.
Cellar 10 to 20 years from vintage.
95 Points, James Halliday, Wine Companion 2016
Not a whopper as you might expect, though it does lay down flavour a plenty. Coffee, rounds of blackberry, scorched plums and peppercorns. It’s characterised as much by its density; its taut, trim and, accordingly, impressive.
The 2012 vintage was one of the most condensed seen in McLaren Vale with crushing completed by the end of March. The vintage was light in crop, but of excellent quality with Shiraz having excellent colour and flavour. Harvest weather conditions, during February and March, saw cool nights but warm days ideal for grape development. In response to this, vineyards typically developed two weeks earlier than normal, with Shiraz beginning at the end of February. By the start of March a large percentage of the district had already been harvested.
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