2017 Malabar Reserve Hunter Valley Shiraz

$70.00

A lovely mix of red and blue fruits with delicate spicy and peppery notes and an intense bouquet of plum and cherry spice with supporting oak.

 

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Description

This 2017 Shiraz is a vibrant and fresh expression of the grape with a lovely mix of red and blue fruits with delicate spicy and peppery notes. The tannins are fine and polished and combine well with the gentle use of French oak barrels, giving the medium bodied wine great length of flavour matched and an intense bouquet of plum and cherry spice with supporting oak.

Careful cellaring up to 10 years and beyond will be rewarded.

Recommended to be served with red meat dishes, pasta’s and mature cheese.

Ned Goodwin, Master of Wine (Reviewed May 2019)

A winemaker selection of either the western or eastern blocks across the estate’s holdings that is is increasingly and inevitably, I am told, from the eastern side. With the shading and attenuated ripening pattern, justifiably so. The result compacts a density of dark to mulberry fruit scents, with a leafy freshness embedded across a sinewy, firm tannic fibre. Far more structured and authoritative than the other blocks due to tighter packed, compact grapes. This higher quotient of skin to liquid ratio imparts a full-bodied textural intrigue. Almost Italianate in its dry, structural pose. Savoury and inimitably Hunter. Very fine 97 Points

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