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Hugo Shiraz

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Cracka Review

Need a wine on swift rotation from your wine rack to your kitchen bench? We have found you a little piece of McLaren Vale that you can crack open and pair with whatever red meat you’ve got cooking. It’s rich in plum and dark fruits with hints of chocolate and vanilla before delivering the kind of rich, long lived flavours McLaren Vale is so famous for.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Clear, with violet/ruby accents.

Nose: Clean, with amplified juicy blackberry and blood plum esters, over suggestions of dark chocolate, vanilla bean and white pepper.

Palate: An explosion of plump bramble berry and small stone fruits, highlighting the plum and black cherry fruit flavours with elegant influences of mixed spice, fennel and toasty oak.

Food: Braised beef cheeks and mash, Mushroom frittata or Char-grilled Scotch fillet with beetroot puree, horseradish cream and crisp fried onions.

Cellaring: The delicate balance is maintained by crisp acid and silky tannins which complete the picture. A wine that will continue to develop for many years but has an attractive approachable character making it good drinking at any age.

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Hugo Shiraz

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A dense, richly textured palate suggesting juice concentration given the controlled alcohol; soft, velvety black fruits and bitter chocolate; will be long lived.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008

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