Wine type: red wine. Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz.
Vintage and alcohol content: 2014 - 14,5°
Region: Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Wrattonbully, Port Lincoln, Clare Valley.
Grape/blend: 100% Shiraz.
Type soil: alluvial sands, red and yellow clays, quartz and ironstone.
Colour: purple with a darkened core.
Aroma: an initial impact of high-toned dark notes – a Shiraz tarriness, black-bean sauce. Following, a tussle between the spice jar’s anise and ginger… and the blender’s coffee-grind and mocha. Minutes later, without as much as the provocation of a swirl of the glass, the aromatic ascent of pan scrapings, a rich jus and smokey meats.
Tasting notes: bright. Volume, generous in every sense. A purple fruit spectrum unfolds, a fresh assortment of plums and dark berries, many varieties of both. What may appear to be a soft, smooth Haighs Chocolate-like mouth-coating to some… is a roasted eggplant texture/creaminess to others! Tannins, soft and even, texture - almost velvety/suede.
Serving suggestions: ideal with grilled meats, potatoes flan. Serving 16/18°.