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Woodstock Shiraz Cabernet

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Winemaker Scott Collett is a believer in 3 bottles of red before bed, but he must have a stronger constitution than us, besides we are all for everything in moderation. There’s nothing moderate about the flavour profile of this McLaren Vale red blend though, what you get is your palate punched by the true taste of the region. In this great Australian red blend Shiraz provides fleshy palate weight while Cabernet lends structure and texture. Bursting with fruit, this wine is lush and lively, with balanced tannins and acids rounding out the finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of savoury spice and black cherries followed by subtle hints of fennel and mint. Bursts of mulberries and plums add to the rich middle palate of chocolate, and the underlying warmth of oak. Fine tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon provide backbone and structure while fleshy Shiraz enriches the body. Both varieties combine with elegance and savoury length. Cellaring for three to five years will be very rewarding with a softer palate and more complex flavours..

Serving Suggestion: Plum and rosemary lamb shanks served with mashed Desiree potatoes and steamed green beans. A good splash of Woodstock Shiraz Cabernet in the sauce while cooking makes this match perfect!

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Woodstock Shiraz Cabernet

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Faintly turbid red-purple; the percentage contribution of the two varieties is not disclosed - shiraz must be in the lead, contributing its blackberry to the blackcurrant of the cabernet, and the savoury, dark chocolate notes of the region. Plenty to chew on at this price.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
While exuberant, has better balance and control than the '08 Shiraz, the black fruits nicely tightened by tannins on the finish, dark chocolate in the background. Will develop well.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
This is a sensational bargain that looks and tastes like a lot more than eighteen bucks. It's everything a McLaren blend should be: ripe, plush cherry/berry/plum fruit, dark chocolate and spice, with fine, supple tannins making it ideal for quaffing now.
92
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86

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