THE SMITHY SHIRAZ/CABERNET

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Opaque purple hue.  Lifted leafy Cabernet fruit characters on the nose with interesting notes of cassis and plums.  The palate is very rich and firm but very well structured . Harmonious  tight acidity is balanced with volume of fruit in the middle and firm dry astringency at the end . The wine has hallmarks of treatment with good French oak and maturation to produce a  supple wine with good ageing potential. The finish is long and generous, leaving spicy dark chocolate flavours lingering on the palate.

 

$27.50

Description

Early temperatures in October and November were well above average…enhancing rapid development. Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression in Shiraz. The tendency for high alcohol was managed carefully.  Barossa harvest was over a month early beginning 10th February.

Maturation: Open fermentation with daily plunging or rack & return.  Maturation was 20 months in 60% French oak barrels , 40% American  oak

Delivery of Alcohol – Under the SA Liquor Requirements we are unable to send alcohol where the order value of alcohol exceeds 50% of the total order value. In addition our delivery people must be satisfied that the person taking the delivery is over 18 years of age.

If the person accepting the delivery of alcohol is clearly over the age of 18 you must:

  • have the person sign a declaration with their name stating that they are 18 years or over,

and

  • keep a written record and the signed declaration for one year following the delivery.

If it’s unclear whether the person accepting the delivery of alcohol is over 18, we require evidence of their age and identity by sighting a current:

  • Australian driver’s licence
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  • passport
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  • the type of evidence of identity and age document produced
  • the name and date of birth on the document
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