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Capel Vale Regional Series Mount Barker Shiraz

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Cooler-climate shiraz is all the rage these days, and if that is your style then this shiraz out of Mount Barker will be right up your street. There's lots of elegant dark and blue berries on the nose, intermingled with smoky spices and a touch of deli meats. The palate is graceful and smooth, with bright berry flavours, licks of white pepper and chocolate, friendly tannins, and a smooth, juicy finish. Moroccan spiced lamb would be epic with this!

Winemaker's Notes

Nose: Complex lifted aromatics with dark fruits and earthiness.

Palate: Cassis, earthy mushrooms; a rich fleshy palate with good length and soft tannin finish.

Food: Rich red meats, casseroles and barbecues.

expert reviews about

Capel Vale Regional Series Mount Barker Shiraz

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2021
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2019
Australian Wine Companion 2012
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, deep colour; highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, violets, fresh bitumen and ironstone; medium-bodied, juicy and generous, the structure could almost be overlooked, but provides a rock-solid framework for the lavish bright fruit on offer; quite a silky and sexy fragrant style.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
This is one of two very good shirazes from Capel Vale. Sourced from the family companys Mt Barker vineyard, this has an attractive, fleshy, almost lush texture, juicy blackberry flavours, and pleasing approachability.
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
From WA’s most esteemed Shiraz country. Pure dark plum and black fruit aromas, cracked pepper and meaty oak complexity. The palate’s finely detailed and full of juicy dark flavour, plums and black fruits. Handy length.
93
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Really well put together Shiraz from Mount Barker. Savoury and slightly spices bouquet leads into a soft and supple generous palate. The fine tannins and smooth oak treatment capture this variety beautifully especially at this price point.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Has contrasting components of very ripe plum and prune on the one hand, savoury/earthy/spicy on the other; still needs to resolve itself.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
Mount Barker can pump out some excellent shiraz in good seasons, and this one was a good'un. Perfumed savoury notes on the nose with a mix of blueberry. Chocolate and spices. Supple and softly generous medium to full bodied palate delivering some quite beautiful fruit. Lovely enticing texture really captures this variety. Excellent wine.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
93

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