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Knappstein Shiraz

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Cracka Review

The Clare Valley is capable of producing some of the country’s best examples of Shiraz and here we’ve found a wine that hits the vinous G spot. G stands for gluggable and what a delicious example of regional Shiraz this is. Raspberry and plum backed up by heightened spice on the nose before a textured palate of redcurrant and rhubarb as well as trademark chocolate flavours. French oak lends elegance while fine-grained tannins make it poised and nicely structured.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: A perfumed nose reveals an array of cherries and purple fruit mixed with exotic spices and a touch of forest floor earthiness.

Nose: Vibrant red berries, blackberries and spices layer the palate.

Palate: The texture is lithe and firm with fine grained tannins providing a backbone for the flavours to wrap themselves around. A wine of lifted vibrancy and tremendous persistence.

Cellaring: This wine will reward ageing for up to 8 years.

Alcohol: 13.7%

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Knappstein Shiraz

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
The brilliance of the purple-crimson colour is a repetitive theme in the '12 vintage, as is the sheer brightness and vibrancy of the fruit flavours; here black cherry, blackberry and a well of spices, garden herbs and fresh-turned garden earth are all on parade, tannins and oak also discretely doing their thing.
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Charming Clare shiraz - dark and spicy, with delicious fruit and meaty undertones. Intense, peppery aromas of blackberries, plums and dark chocolate backed by vanilla oak, hint of prunes tar and menthol. It's long and smooth, with bright, juicy flavours of cassis, blackberries and dark plums smoothed out by sweet oak and polished tannin, finishing finery balanced with a savoury aspect.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
A particularly dark and brooding Shiraz, with black plum, macerated cherries and mulberry fruit lurking amid well-handled French oak, providing nuances of dark chocolate. For all its concentration, this is a wine of crafted structure and controlled temperament, structured, linear and persistent. An excellent vintage for this label, and great value.
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011

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