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2012 Forester Estate Home Block Shiraz

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2012 Forester Estate Home Block Shiraz

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
“Hand-picked from a 0.7ha block, destemmed, then into open fermenters with heading down boards for 7 days, thence to French oak (part new) for 20 months, some on lees. Bright crimson-purple; a sure-footed, classy shiraz with juicy red and black fruits providing half the action, the other half by quality tannins and integrated oak. The modest alcohol is a pleasure to deal with. Drink by 2031.”
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Deep purple-garnet; dark and savoury on the bouquet, with toasty oak, anise, red and black fruits and ironstone minerality; the palate is firm, unevolved and muscular, loaded with chewy tannins, sage and mocha oak notes lingering on the finish. Drink to 2022.
To 2022
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Nose like a basket of blue fruits wrapped in oak. Good sweet fruit flavour profile.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2011
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Shiraz from Margaret River tastes quite different from shiraz from, say, South Australia. Take away the rich, dark, blockbuster qualities and replace them with spicy, peppery, red-berried flavours. This wine tastes of the latter. It's medium-bodied, attractively meaty, has fine-grained tannins and good balance. The acidity is a bit tart, but age should fix it.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This hails from up Yaliingup way and has a ripe, lively and spicy character - plenty of red berries and light red plum aromas, meaty nuances, some sweeter oak spice and pepper here too. The palate's really bright and has juicy tannin presence through the middle with plum liqueur and toasty oak flavour. Still in its vibrant youth, there's mid-term ageing potential here.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright colour; an attractive array of plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit on the medium- to full-bodied palate, with a dusting of spice and good oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
A baby - needs time. Some ´seriousness to the nose and lots of elements on the palate coming together.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied, relying on length rather than depth or structure; attractive spicy black fruit flavours, and controlled oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Cedar cigar box aromas and soft, pleasant palate that tastes of violets and cherries with sweet oak. Has complexity.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clear red-purple; light- to medium-bodied; fresh and bright red and black fruits, quite tangy; fine tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Stylish wine; an elegant mix of red and black cherries and spice; seamless oak, fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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