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DiGiorgio Coonawarra Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Rich and ripe with generous oak is the theme with this offering out of the Coonawarra. Smells of plum jam and cracked pepper rise from the glass, along with whiffs of toasted cedar and vanilla. The palate is full-bodied and lush, with sweet raspberry and dark plum flavours, liberal licks of pepper and vanilla, slightly chewy tannins, and a decent, savoury-edged finish. It's a wine you can really sink your teeth into.

Winemaker's Notes

A great example of Coonawarra Shiraz showing raspberry and mulberry fruit characters and nuances of black pepper found only in wines created from old vines. Time in bottle will see even more complexity develop, with an increase in cedar and savoury characters.

30 Months in French and American oak, 35% first use, 65% second use. Full bodied dry red wine. Ripe raspberry and cracked pepper on the nose, with savoury plum pudding and toasty vanilla oak on the palate.

Alc. 14.0%

expert reviews about

DiGiorgio Coonawarra Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Deep colour; bright blackberry fruit bouquet, with a fairly healthy dose of high-quality oak; the palate is generous and shows fine-grained tannins and fruit in abundance; surprisingly fresh and unevolved, there is plenty of life ahead.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Strong colour; a lively wine, with a fragrant bouquet and palate; red and black fruits, earth, spice and licorice all join in the play on the long palate and finish; high-quality cork, perfectly inserted.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Lifted, perfumed nose and dense, flavoursome and very well structured palate - a tad dry and grippy.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Oak dominates the bouquet, with red fruit and a suggestion of mint in the background; quite dark on the palate, and with a long, slightly savoury, finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied, smooth and supple black fruits, spice and fine tannins; the cool vintage obvious. Creased and stained cork.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90

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