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Redbank Fighting Flat Shiraz

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The Redbank Fighting Flat Shiraz is dedicated to the memory of those tough-nut bushrangers who roamed the high country of Victoria looking for trouble wherever they could find it.

This full-bodied, deeply coloured wine hits you with a rush of black, plummy fruit followed closely by some cool, minty freshness. It is is rich and fleshy with hints of cedar oak and fine grained tannins, and will be a great match with mum’s roast lamb, and you don’t have to invite Tom Cruise!

Winemaker's Notes

This deep red wine delivers aromas which are rich, bright and fresh, chock full of spicy berry fruits with hints of earthiness and cedary oak. A medium to full bodied wine with currants and plums in a fresh structured palate that finishes leaner with fine grainy tannins. Enjoy this wine with pork loin, stuffed with wild mushroom and truffle served on creamy sweet potato.

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Redbank Fighting Flat Shiraz

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Attractive colour and bouquet, with red and blue fruits providing a framework for gentle spices and a touch of the herbs of Provence; medium-bodied with a cedary edge, the fruit is concentrated and tightly wound, with a long, supple and fine-grained tannin conclusion; the regional touch of mint sits seamlessly with the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Earthy and herbal on the pristine, clean nose. Soft and rich in the mouth, with an intensity of ripe black fruit that goes with the firm tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
It was a good vintage in these parts and, given the run north-east Victoria has had over the past five or six years, good years are a blessing. There's nothing elaborate about this wine; it's just a good drink. It's ripe and stylish, low in oak and high in fruit flavour. Blackberries and dried tobacco, sweet red cherries and undergrowth. It's dry and chewy as you swallow, a very good thing. It needs food to show its best, so pair it with slow-cooked meat that falls off the bone.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Good colour; light- to medium-bodied but quite firm; a mix of blackberry and spice, with fine-grained tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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