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Mandalay Estate Mandalay Road Geographe Shiraz

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Cracka Review

Geographe is better known as part of the WA fruit bowl - ground zero for cherries, plums in particular. Fittingly this is a lovely mouthful of blue and black fruit flavours (maybe even a little plum in there too) making for a wine that is generous, luscious and full without tipping over into overt sweetness. An affable Shiraz this one!

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Shiraz was harvested at optimal flavour, with a small percentage of berry shrivel to ensure flavour intensity. The grapes were crushed into stainless steel static fermenters and homogenised for two days to ensure an accurate analysis of the sugar and acid could be obtained. The must was then inoculated with a mixed culture of ICV D80 and ICV D254 to give an optimal balance of complexity and fruit intensity. The must was gently pumped over to ensure the wines do not get over extracted and remain fresh and fruity while still maximising colour extraction. Once primary fermentation was complete, the wine was pressed to tank to complete MLF, then racked to barrel for maturation. The wine was racked from barrel and returned every three months and remained in oak for 16 months. Prior to bottling the wine was racked and blended, a light fining conducted then passed through a light filtration.

Mandalay Awards and Accolades

Bronze medal Geographe Wine show 2010
Best of the West May/June 2010. Winestate
Top 40 "Best Buys less than $20." Winestate March/April 2010
Silver medal 2010 Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique Wine Show

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Mandalay Estate Mandalay Road Geographe Shiraz

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light, but bright colour; a spicy red and black fruit bouquet leads into a light- to medium-bodied palate, with juicy fruit flavours and fine tannins; early-drinking style.
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2011
89
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Colour is quite brilliant in this most impressive shiraz. Attacks on the nose with sweet blueberry, light plum fruit mix sprinkled with lovely spices.The palate is medium weight with sweet fruit supported by fine firm tannins and nice oak.Well-balanced and poised on the finish.
90

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