THE NUDE Old Vine Shiraz 2012 - McLaren Vale
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This limited release shiraz sourced from low yielding 70 year old dry grown vines is only produced in outstanding vintages. 2012 saw opulent conditions for these old vines with great depth, flavour and structure. Aged in New and First year American Oak puncheons this is an intense McLaren Vale Shiraz showing aromas of black fruits, dark chocolate and nougat with underlying notes of subtle spice.
Cellar 10 to 15 years.
91 Points, James Halliday, Wine Companion 2016
94 Points Mike Bennie Winefront, Feb 2015
There’s good balance in this wine. The oak is prominent, nougat and vanilla, a touch toasty, but the thick belt of dark, peppery, ripe, potent black fruit is up to the task. Slippery flow of tannins gives a casing for slurpy, full-throttle fruit flavour and a long, slow chew of chalky pucker. It’s a wine that opened and opened and opened showing its mettle and thrust as it grew in the glass. If it’s full bore you’re after, this is pretty impressive.
Drink 2015 – 2027
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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