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Simon Hackett McLaren Vale Shiraz

Cracka Review

This classic red wine displays spicy, peppery aromas on the nose coupled with a luscious sweet berry palate, so typical of this grape variety. The youthful flavour of the wine has been enhanced by maturation in American oak hogsheads and a firm tannin finish.

Winemaker's Notes

This classic red wine displays spicy, peppery aromas on the nose coupled with a luscious sweet berry palate, so typical of this grape variety. The youthful flavour of the wine has been enhanced by maturation in American oak hogsheads and a firm tannin finish.

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Simon Hackett McLaren Vale Shiraz

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A welcome medium-bodied wine that is still strongly regional; spicy black fruits, chocolate and vanilla American oak all contribute. Value.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Ripe blackberry and plum fruit flavours; a savoury, chocolatey finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Soft black and red fruits; spice and vanilla aromas and flavours; quite supple; carries 15° alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to foil red-purple; ripe, dark berry fruit and just a hint of oak; there is mouthfilling fruit on entry, rapidly followed by powerful tannins suggesting the wine be left strictly alone for at least five years.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
86
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple, bright and clear; the bouquet offers fresh, clean ripe cherry fruit and subtle oak, the palate ripe, sweet and fresh. The wine gives the impression of having spent some time on stainless steel and should soften and open up with a few years in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
84

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