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Flemings '8 Barrels' Barossa Valley Shiraz

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Flemings have been making wine since 1998 out of the Barossa, and this offering from an epic vintage for the region is a rich, voluptuous number that has been treated to some generous oak. Aromas of dark berries and cherries with sniffs of mocha lift from the glass, whilst the palate is full-bodied, ripe and muscle-toned, with black fruit and cracked pepper flavours, surprisingly approachable tannins, and a toasty, sweet fruit finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Made from Barossa Valley Fruit, achieving a consistent style and outstanding quality each year. This is the 7th Release of Flemings '8 Barrels' Shiraz. 

Appearance: Deep purple / red.

Nose: Lifted and defined Blackberry fruit, dark cherries, vanilla oak, with a suggestion of dark chocolate and pepper.

Palate: Flavours are ripe; Blackberry fruit, dark cherries, dark chocolate, pepper and plum. The Soft tannins and mouth feel, are showing vanilla richness from the superb American and French Oak.

Food: Enjoy with pizza, pasta, roasted beef, lamb, game and other hearty dishes, as well as richly flavoured cheeses.

Peak Drinking: Now to 2018.

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Flemings '8 Barrels' Barossa Valley Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The wine was matured in French and American hogsheads for 17 months; while the percentage of new or used oak is not specified, the oak contribution, while positive, is perfectly matched to the supple plummy fruit of the medium-bodied palate. The tannins, likewise, have been precisely gauged, the net result a wine of some charm.

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