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Crabtree Watervale Picnic Hill Vineyard Shiraz

Cracka Review

Conditions were ideal, resulting in rich, balanced flavours and lovely length. The gentle actions of the basket press and a year in French oak hogsheads have helped produce a wine that combines varietal flavours with robust tannins. It will develop well for many years and we recommend decanting as the wine grows older.

Winemaker's Notes

Conditions were ideal, resulting in rich, balanced flavours and lovely length. The gentle actions of the basket press and a year in French oak hogsheads have helped produce a wine that combines varietal flavours with robust tannins. It will develop well for many years and we recommend decanting as the wine grows older.

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Crabtree Watervale Picnic Hill Vineyard Shiraz

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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A full-blooded (though medium-bodied) wine with delicious plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit, the palate having a juicy mouthfeel, the tannins ripe and fine.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A supple, light- to medium-bodied wine, with pleasantly earthy overtones to its black fruits; has not been over-extracted or swamped in oak, but does have length.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Slightly hazy colour, though the hue is good; a firm, light- to medium-bodied palate, with fairly brisk acidity to the fresh red fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium- to full-bodied; ripe plum and blackberry with a touch of chocolate; mouthfilling but not too hot or heavy.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90

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