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2018 Hunter Valley Shiraz

2018 Hunter Valley Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

91 points - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion

Superb colour with dark red and purple hues. Lifted aromas of red fruit and ginger spice. While there is some oak, it is very much in the background. Soft entry on the palate, fine tannins and perfect acid carry through to the finish. A typical medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz that will give drinking pleasure now and over the long term.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.38
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Vinification
Part vinomatic and part open top 2-4 tonne fermenters. The latter plunged two times per day. After 5 days, pressed off, with malolactic fermentation conducted in tank. The wine then went into 100% French oak made up of 25% puncheons and overall 25% new oak. The Shiraz grapes are sourced solely from the Graveyard Vineyard, being clonal vines planted through the 90s and massale selection from the 1968 plantings, with the oldest at 10 years of age.
Winemaker Comments
The Hunter Valley enjoyed another stress-free vintage in 2018. Low rainfall throughout 2017 meant low foliage and the harvest was saved by 210mm of rain over November to December 2017. Picking Shiraz commenced on 28th January and completed in 2 weeks after a very hot end to January. The second of what has turned out to be three great vintages - 2017, 2018, 2019. Debate will continue about the ‘17 versus ‘18, both have their own magic; some people will support the solid fruit/ tannin nature of the ‘17 while others the finesse of 2018.
Food Pairing
Veal, duck and cheese.
Drink
Very enjoyable over the medium term, and will reward long term cellaring.

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