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Charles Melton The Father In Law Shiraz

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Charles Melton The Father In Law Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The vineyard was planted by Charlie Melton's father-in-law Sydney Dean Weckert, then in his 90s, to give himself something to do in his retirement from broadacre farming. Presumably from the Barossa, it has a dark chocolate element often found in McLaren Vale shiraz, the medium- bodied palate reflects the exceptional vintage, and one can only speculate how good the grapes will be when the vines fully mature in another 10 years.
Wine Companion Dec/Jan 2012
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A good-value Barossa shiraz that shows plenty of hearty, ripe fruits and a wealth of reasons to love it: blackberry and bluegrass oak on the nose, some hints of tobacco and leather to come, gentle spices too. The palate's mapped out with swarthy, swashbuckling ripe tannins carrying plenty of flavour and depth, and some juicy, chewy resolve.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Angus Hughson (2005 Vintage) says
Made from predominantly Barossa fruit, the balance of which comes from the Clare Valley, the 'Father in Law' Shiraz is stamped with the Melton style of supple, complex fruit characters unhindered by overripe fruit nor heavy-handed oak. It is an attractive take on the South Australian style with layered red and black fruit aromas opening to sumptuous and well proportioned palate.
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; spiced plums, blackberries and mocha/vanilla oak; fine tannins. Brilliant front and back labels.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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