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Five Geese Reserve Shiraz

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Made by Hillgrove Wines in McLaren Vale, this is remarkably elegant for a shiraz from the region. There are plenty of rich, ripe berry smells and tastes with this wine, all wrapped up in a spicy, mocha bow. The palate is medium to full-bodied with licks of herbs and earthiness, firm tannins, and a dry spiced chocolate finish. It will kick on for a few years in the cellar and soften out, but with a good decant and a few slices of roast lamb, it will be good to go.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: An attractive bright crimson red.

Nose: Subtle yet complex nose of savoury, spicy dark blackberry, herbs and slight vanilla aromas.

Palate: A restrained and elegant palette with soft plum and spice flavours in the middle and a gentle tannin finish at the end. Lingers nicely, dry and spice.

Cellaring: This wine has the potential to develop with careful medium-long term cellaring.

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Five Geese Reserve Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The grapes come form the 50-year-old vines surrounding Sue TrottÍs house in Blewitt Springs. It has wonderful crimson-purple colour, a great dark berry bouquet, and a glorious palate, with layer upon layer of plum and dark chocolate fruit accompanied by velvety tannins, oak somewhere in the background.
To 2040
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90

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