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2013 Vinaceous Red Right Hand Shiraz Grenache Tempranillo

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There’s a bit of showmanship attributed to this label that’s based on circus performers. The ringmaster of the vines is winemaker Michael Kerrigan who makes wines for Hay Shed Hill in the Margaret River. This blend of three varieties is also a blend of regions; McLaren vale and the Barossa. It’s a combination of bold-fruited Shiraz, savoury Grenache and spicy Tempranillo that delivers a subtle but complex wine. There’s lashings of ripe fruit on offer here, with lots of layered spice and a soft, textured finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2013 Red Right Hand is the result of the union of three of the great world varieties each with their individual attributes from three of the great wine growing regions of Australia to produce a wine of great complexity and interest.

We are all familiar with the hero variety - Shiraz, from Margaret River, the premier wine growing region of Australia, full of colour, flavour and structure. Blended with Grenache, contributing its heady perfume and sweet fruit mid palate. Bringing the wine together is a small dollop of intense, savoury Tempranillo.

Each component of the wine was fermented separately in open topped vats with traditional fermentation techniques. The resultant wine parcels were matured in a combination of American and French oak barriques for 12 months before blending.

The wine displays awesome colour; deep crimson red, bright and vibrant in hue. The bouquet is a complex mix of ripe berry fruits and savoury aromas. The palate displays rich and fruit sweet fullness with a complex and savoury textural finish of mature tannin.

The 2013 Red Right Hand has the structure to reward medium term cellaring but is especially attractive now with its fruit ripe sweetness.

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2013 Vinaceous Red Right Hand Shiraz Grenache Tempranillo

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright colour; raspberry, blackberry, spice and a little roasted meat complexity on the bouquet; the palate is taut, refreshing and well balanced, with Provencal garrigue providing added depth to the finish.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Gee, this works really well. It shows a lovely regional coherence, with bright red and purple berries, gentle oak in toasty vanilladusted mode, cassis and cherry too. The palate tunes in on the latter, purple cherry and cassis fruits roll through on gently grainy tannins and lightly toasted spice. Tidy finish.
Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A South Australian cartel of makers and marketers has whipped up some snappy packaging and filled it with equally snappy juice - this has a dark roasted nut aroma, opening to earthy plum and licorice with toasted spice too. The palate's smoothly honed on fine, easy tannins, the same oak-derived nutty flavours repeated here, finishing with plum skin bite and fine tannin texture.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A very lifted bouquet, with sage and dried red and black fruit; plush and sweet-fruited, yet with a bitterness that provides contrast to the rich fruits.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Fragrant red fruits, then a light- to medium-bodied palate with spiced red fruit flavours; a blend of convenience or conviction?
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Very approachable, savoury style. _A perfect nose,î suggested one judge - complex, spicy, sweet and leathery - leading on to a Rhone-like palate.
Winestate 20082009

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