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Doc Adams McLaren Vale Shiraz

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In true McLaren Vale fashion, this is a robust, choc-coated shiraz that shows plenty of ripe dark berries and plums on the nose, together with layers of pepper spice, Chinese five spice and dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy, with chocolate and plummy flavours, a hint of dried fruits, some grip to the tannins and a bright, fruity finish. Nothing but roasted meats with this one!

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: A deep red brick bordering on black.

Nose: At first it emits a chocolate and mocha aroma which develops into a Christmas cake like waft.

Palate: A rich dry red style with sweet grape and fruit flavours. Liquorice with a Christmas cake undertone. There is intensity on the palate with a slight dusty wave developing. This outlines the use of new and old French oak.

Cellaring: Over the next seven years.

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Doc Adams McLaren Vale Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Good depth and hue; a medium-to-full-bodied, supple and harmonious shiraz which won the trophy for Best mcLauren Vale Shiraz at the McLauren Vale Wine Show '12. It's regional expression of shiraz is effortless, with the full range of black fruits, fine tannins and a breath of dark chocolate 14.5% alc.
2020
April/May
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Good depth and hue; a medium-to full-bodied, supple and harmonious Shiraz which won the trophy for Best McLaren Vale Shiraz at the McLaren Vale Wine Show Í12. Its regional expression of shiraz is effortless, with the full range of black fruits, fine tannins and a breath of dark chocolate.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Full red-purple; in bold McLaren Vale mode, black fruits interleaved with savoury and dark chocolate characters on the bouquet and medium- to full-bodied palate; finishes with a licorice thrust; good drive and energy.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Dark chocolate fruit, with blackberry and a chewy tar-like palate; quite dense and rich, with lively acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88

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