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2013 Mystery 95 Point Great Southern Shiraz

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Porongurup is a sub-region of the very large Great Southern region, and it is getting quite the reputation for riesling and shiraz. This offering is a slightly more fullsome style that shows aromas of dark fruits, pepper and Chinese five spice on the nose. The palate is quite fruity and relatively smooth, with an appealing plummy middle, fine tannins, and a bright, juicy, spiced finish. It would be sensational with lamb and rosemary kebabs.

Winemaker's Notes

This 2013 Shiraz has a lovely rich aroma of dark plums and fresh ripe cherries. There are subtle smoky and spicy characters which add to the complexity on the nose. The rich and slightly spicy fruit characters, together with the subtle liquorice aromas are quite typical of Shiraz from the Porongurup Ranges and the cooler Great Southern sites.

This wine is quite restrained on the palate. It has beautiful dark cherry and plum fruit characters with ripe berry fruit flavours. There are lovely savoury notes rather than black pepper characters because of the warmer season.

Our 2013 Shiraz has a gorgeous structure with beautiful fine, grainy tannins. It is very well balanced and is an attractive, medium – bodied wine with fine tannins contributing to its good length of flavour. With its fine tannins and good fruit flavours, this wine can be enjoyed now with a whole range of foods. It will also improve with further maturation and bottle age complexity, and we would expect it to drink particularly well after 3 – 5 years in the cellar.

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2013 Mystery 95 Point Great Southern Shiraz

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Has the grace and elegance that the cool Porongurup climate seems to bestow on all the varieties grown there - and that's all those that matter (other than semillon). No more than medium-bodied, the wine has intensity and length to its flavours of black fruit, black olive, multi-spice and oak; its tannins are fine, closing the loop of a fine wine at a bargain price
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