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2014 Pertaringa Over the Top Shiraz

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The Pertaringa Over the Top Shiraz is a rich and very full bodied McLaren Vale red from Geoff Hardy's portfolio of brands. For anyone who likes big, decadent and powerful (it has 14.7% alcohol) McLaren Vale Shiraz, this is your go-to option!

Winemaker's Notes

Story: Acknowledging the very best site, climate, vines and production techniques, this Shiraz is named Over the Top to proudly declare our aim to make the finest wine we possibly can.

Vintage: 2014 was a challenging vintage, but it was very interesting to see the vines’ methodical reactions to make use of whatever was thrown at them. We were lucky with the timing of the heat and rain - the grapes were still early enough in their ripening cycle to not be hugely affected by the heat and then the rain in mid-February provided a well-earned reprieve.

Nose: The nose offers complex aromas of blue violets, plums and leather with spicy notes of pepper and star anise.

Palate: The palate is dense and inky with concentrated fruit and velvety tannins.

Pairing: Go retro and bring out the carpet bag steak! For you younger ones, that’s a scotch fillet steak stuffed with oysters and wrapped in bacon.

Cellaring: Drink now to 2026.

Alc/vol: 14.7%

Awards:
Double Gold medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016

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2014 Pertaringa Over the Top Shiraz

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Mike Bennie (2014 Vintage) says
Coconut, choc-cherry, sweet spice, ripe berry fruitiness. Slippery then finishes pretty quick with burst of chalky tannins. Very likeable, intense, just ripe berry fruit character and Chinese five spice playing around. Actually quite a good punch of fruit and neat tannin. Yeah, ok, I’m there.
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