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2013 Hungerford Hill Heavy Metal Shiraz

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This offering from Hungerford Hill is inspired by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but to be honest it comes across more like Motorhead or Metallica with its 'take no prisoners, show no mercy' style. Weighing in at a hefty 15.5% alcohol, it punches you in the nose with dark fruit, mocha and charry oak smells, then the palate goes full-throttle into rich, ripe, sweetly-fruited flavours, with bright acidity, fine but slightly grippy tannins, and a long, rich finish with a kick of that charry oak in the tail. It's not for the faint-hearted, but big red lovers will go gaga for it!

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in colour, a heightened aroma of mocha coffee and spicy dark fruits with a creamy vanillan oak background note. The palate is both powerful and voluminous with layers of unravelling flavour of plumb and blueberry fruits balanced with very fine and structured tannins that linger.

The purpose of this wine stylistically is to bring together the synergies of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from four of the most superior viticultural regions in Australia. We are combining the mid palate richness of Shiraz with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon carefully balancing both fruit and seasoned oak.

Cellaring: 2015 to 2020

Alcohol: 14.5%

Varietal: Shiraz 68% & Cabernet Sauvignon 32%

Regions: McLaren Vale 45%, Coonawarra 32%, Hunter Valley 13% & Barossa Valley 10%

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2013 Hungerford Hill Heavy Metal Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
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Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
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