Colour Deep red magenta with a brick red, purple hue.
Nose Cedar and nutty oak note with a hint of vanilla with black fruits that is reminiscent of mulberry and blackberry. A touch of liquorice, cedar and crisp acidity and alcohol lift adds complexity.
Palate Ripe and fleshy up front black fruits combine well with a solid mid palate highlighting oak tannin and flavour. Crisp acidity keeps the freshness and appeal of this full bodied style.

VINIFICATION:

Shiraz is Australia’s most famous variety and McLaren Vale’s signature wine. Old vineyards, a Mediterranean climate and classical winemaking, which includes the use of American oak hogsheads, ensures a wine of substance and style.

2012 was another benchmark vintage for McLaren Vale with ripe, rich plush wines being made still with good natural acidity.

This vintage of Blackbilly uses old vineyards from a range of soils to produce a beautifully scented wine. Ripe tannins are a highlight of the palate aptly combined with ripe fruit complexity. The partial use of new American oak hogsheads for barrel fermentation (25%) and a mixture of older French oaks provide a complex character in harmony with the fruitiness of the wine.

 

ANALYSIS:

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.54
TA: 6.5
Sugar: 2 grams/L

WINEMAKERS COMMENTS:

This vintage has produced fruity wines that have medium term cellaring potential.

FOOD MATCH:

Roast goat with garlic and fennel.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

2012, McLaren Vale

DELIVERY:

Deliveries to capital cities is 48 to 72 hours. Outlying areas a bit longer. For more expediency call me and I’ll sort it.

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