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Trevelen Farm Frankland Reserve Shiraz

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Hailing from the Great Southern region of W.A, this is a wine that punches above it's price point, and will cellar for a few years to be a gift that keeps on giving. Aromas of red berries and dark cherries waft out of the glass, along with hints of pepper spice, star anise and choc-mint. The palate is medium to fuller-bodied, with mouth-filling flavours of spiced cherries and plums, fine and tight tannins, and a fruity, toasty finish that wraps itself around the tonsils. Excellent with rich meat dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Deep rich purple.

Nose: Rich aromas of ripe plum and , mocha.

Palate: Initial flavours of ripe plum , plus ripe mulberry lead to a rich mid palate of ripe berries. The wine finishes with fine long tannins and the toasty spice of premium French oak barriques.

Cellaring: 10 years and beyond.

Alcohol:14.5%

expert reviews about

Trevelen Farm Frankland Reserve Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet and light-to medium-bodied palate present a flowing bowl of red and black cherry, spice, licorice, mocha/chocolate and fine-grained tannins before a juicy aftertaste. It all works very well.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Clear crimson-purple of moderate depth; a prime example of Frankland River terroir, with a profusion of spice, pepper, red cherry and blackberry aromas on the bouquet, the palate adding hints of bitter dark chocolate allied with fine-grained, persistent tannins, oak a continuous backdrop.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Wonderful ripe Satsuma plum and savoury chocolate characters on the nose. There's a sprinkling of cinnamon and blackberry as well. The palate is opulent and generous with supple rupe tannins supporting the rich fruit. Lush and dense with good concentration through to the finish.
WA Wine Guide 2013 2012
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Vivid purple hue; attractive and perfumed blackberry, bacon bones, thyme and black pepper bouquet; medium-bodied, fleshy and fragrant on the palate, with grace and harmony on the long, silky and generous finish; excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Plenty happening in here with a mix of spices and dark chocolate plus a good lick or two of licorice. The palate displays a tight savoury character. The fine grained oak has wrapped this up in a bear hug and it will take a few years to fully release. Decant first before drinking at this stage.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
91
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Smells of new leather and blue fruits and has a firm, fleshy, tannic palate with fruit complexity.
Winestate magazine 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Good hue, although not especially deep; an attractive spicy overtone to the red and black fruits of the bouquet tells of the cool climate medium-bodied palate that follows, the flavours similar and supported by fine, ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
The shiraz from here have been very good in the past and this is another very good wine. Plum and spicy leather earthy characters on the nose with even a trace of mint. The rich and powerful palate is supported by ripe tannins and ample oak. It's a big and bold shiraz that will cellar for a number of years. Release in January 2010.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A lifted, spicy wine with good concentration and a fleshy mid-palate; quite long and smooth; good flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An aromatic wine, seemingly just a little late-picked; blackberry, raspberry and spice, with the paradox of a brisk finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90

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