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2014 Vinaceous Snake Charmer Shiraz

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Prepare to be seduced by the Snake Charmer as it won’t take long to be put under its spell. This is as full bodied as an Anaconda and just as curvy in the glass. It’s a classic South Australian Shiraz, exhibiting dark plum and chocolate before a fully ripe and generous palate that’s full of mouth-filling tannins. A big wine that needs a big flavour hit to match, choose something intense like slow braised beef cheeks.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2014 Snake Charmer is sourced from select old vine Shiraz vineyards in the heart of McLaren Vale; these old vines are hand harvested and made using traditional techniques, basket pressed and open fermented. The wine is matured in 2 – 3 use French & American oak as selected by Vinaceous Winemaker Mike Farmilo at Chapel Hill for 12 – 14 months.

The result is an exceptional, deep purple & vivid in colour with bright hues - with perfumed, lifted berries and spice on the nose, intense black fruits, dark chocolate and mocha notes across the mid palate; wonderfully rich, layered and textural; this wine literally coats the mouth - and finishes with soft, long and silky tannins and toasty oak nuances.

The 2014 Snake Charmer Shiraz can be enjoyed in its youth and can be cellared for up to 8 years and is a perfect accompaniment to char-grilled meats, pork & fennel sausages and American style BBQ’s.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2014 Vinaceous Snake Charmer Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2014 Vintage) says
Solid wine with raspberry and blackberry flavours rushing into the mouth. Simple but well done. Tannin adds to the focus.
Drink by 2021
90
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This rock and roll red has plenty of easy-loving fruit and shows red and dark fruit aromas, some licorice here too: straightforward stuff. The palate s supple and soft, quite thick and dense _ plenty of tannin, but all nice and soft.
Now
Good Wine Guide
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright colour; blackberry and a touch of fruitcake spice; the palate is warm, generous and fleshy, with a refreshing backbone of acidity and tannin.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Vinaceous is a cartel of Western Australian lads making bold wine in a bold package. The wine inside is full of charm and immediate appeal, making heady advances of ripe dark cherry, plum and licorice, with chocolate and toasty oak too. Tannins grab firm but fair through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90

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