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Tim Gramp McLaren Vale Shiraz

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This is a rich and powerful wine. Following time honoured basket pressing, the wine was oak matured for 16 months. The blackberry and spice aromas transpose onto the palate, balanced with the fine oak and tannin structure. These round and voluptuous flavours finish with length and depth. Cellaring potential of 6 – 8 years.

Winemaker's Notes

This is a rich and powerful wine. Following time honoured basket pressing, the wine was oak matured for 16 months. The blackberry and spice aromas transpose onto the palate, balanced with the fine oak and tannin structure. These round and voluptuous flavours finish with length and depth. Cellaring potential of 6 – 8 years.

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Tim Gramp McLaren Vale Shiraz

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Great colour, with an array of dark fruits, well-handled toasty oak and good fruit weight on the palate; firm tannins on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Deep colour; dense earthy/savoury/gamey aromas; the palate a deep well of blackberry, blackcurrant, chocolate and vanilla.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; ripe, savoury/herb/dark chocolate/earth/plum aromas all intermingle on the bouquet. The medium-bodied palate is well-balanced and quite finely structured, particularly by normal McLaren Vale standards. Nice wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
87
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Dense but bright red-purple; the rich and complex bouquet oozes dark berry fruit and vanilla oak, while on the palate it is the rich, generous and complex fruit which leads the way, although oak is still there in support. A really excellent example of McLaren Vale Shiraz, particularly given its moderate alcohol of only 13 degrees
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
94
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Bright red-purple; a super-elegant bouquet with cherry and spice fruit which carries through into the palate. The tannins are present, but are not harsh, and the oak subtle. Gold medal 1998 National Wine Show.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
93
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Full red-purple; a powerful, dense bouquet with dark fruits and hints of bitter chocolate leads logically into a rich, dark chocolate and black cherry-flavoured palate with soft but persistent tannins woven throughout. Subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
89

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