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2012 Fermoy Estate Shiraz

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Bright ruby red with garnet hues.

Aroma: Red cherry, blueberry and satsuma plum fruit characters are overlaid by a subtle white pepper spice and vanillin oak notes.

Palate: Bright red and juicy blue fruits illuminate the front palate, while subtle white pepper, cinnamon and vanilla spice progress from the mid-palate through a gentle oak char on the finish. A clean and bright acid structure provides length and drive to a fresh and lingering finish.

Cellaring: Ready to drink now, or good for cellaring for the next 2-3 years.

Oak Detail: 15 months maturation in a combination of new, 1 and 2 year old predominately French oak barriques with a small incorporation of new American oak.

Varietals: 100% Margaret River Shiraz.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

expert reviews about

2012 Fermoy Estate Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright purple-crimson; a notably rich and velvety wine, the array of red and black fruits filling the mouth with flavour; the tannins are soft, the oak balanced, the finish long and satisfying.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Very good, well put together, solid style of shiraz brimming over with intense dark berry fruits and underscored by lovely soft tannins
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright purple-crimson; the bouquet is complex, with a strong sprinkle of black pepper and spice over the plum and black cherry fruit; the medium-bodied palate has excellent line and length, the structure underpinned by ripe tannins and quality oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Savoury plum and spicy pepper fruit burst from the nose immediately. It's a full bodied rounded smooth textured shiraz. The tannins are firm and slightly grainy with a lick of astringency on the finish. It's warm and dense with good concentration. A slightly chunky finish with some edgy oak
The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright crimson-purple; a fragrant bouquet of red and black cherry and plum aromas leads into a vibrant, incisive palate with background spice and pepper underlining the freshness of the wine. Impressive length.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Savoury and slightly spicy medium bodied Shiraz. Supple fine tannins and soft generous medium weight fruit. It's well balanced with a rather deliciously appealing fruit cake character that emerges as it breathes. Stylish.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
88
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
In the lighter, more elegant style for which Fermoy Estate is well known; obvious spicy/earthy/savoury overtones to the medium-bodied fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89

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