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2013 Redman Coonawarra Shiraz

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This kind of value out of Coonawarra doesn’t get much better than this! Coming from a great vintage, this is a fuller-bodied, pepper spice wine that shows other smells of blackberries, red fruits and toasty cedar. The palate is sweetly-fruited and spiced, with licks of herbs and earthiness, a bit of chew to the tannins, and a lingering spicy finish. Try it with steak and pepper sauce.

Winemaker's Notes

Winemakers Comments: The 2013 Redman Shiraz is made from grapes grown on vines that are over forty years old, and carefully hand pruned, on the Redman family vineyards in the heart of Coonawarra.
The conditions leading into the 2013 vintage were excellent, with good winter rains and a warm fast flowering period in late spring. A good fruit set resulted in average crop levels. Summer was warm and dry, with a cool autumn allowing the grapes to ripen to optimum maturity.
The Shiraz grapes were harvested during the third week of March. The fruit showed excellent flavour and varietal definition. The grapes were mechanically harvested and crushed in the field. Initial fermentation was carried out in open fermenting tanks and the cap was hand plunged twice a day.
The wine completed fermentation on skins, and was then transferred to barrels. The wine was bottled, in February 2015, after eighteen months ageing in American & French oak hogsheads.

Colour: Medium red with purple hints.

Bouquet: The nose shows spicy notes with red berries and cedary oak.

Palate: The palate is medium-bodied. Sweet rich fruit and soft velvet tannins result in a well structured wine with a long dry finish.

Alc/vol: 13.8%

Awards:
Gold medal - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2015

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2013 Redman Coonawarra Shiraz

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Machine-harvested, open and closed fermenters 5 days, matured in 20% new French oak and 80% new and used French and American oak. Its gold medal at the Limestone Coast Wine Show 2015 is, well, surprising; the colour is relatively light, and the tannins are yet to integrate with the fruit on the light to medium-bodied palate despite 12-14 months in barrel. Its cardinal virtues are its controlled alcohol and freshness.
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Jeremy Oliver (2013 Vintage) says
Elegant and finely balanced, this full to medium-bodied Shiraz already reveals some evolution of flavour in the meaty, faintly earthy notes beneath its spicy aromas of dark plums, blackberries and redcurrants. Supported by a drying, fine-grained extract, its lively palate of briary small fruits black, blue and red is gently oaked and finished with a gentle acidity. An older Coonawarra style.
2021 - 2025+
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