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.
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.
Sugar: 2 grams/L
This vintage has produced fruity wines that have medium term cellaring potential.
Roast goat with garlic and fennel.
2012, McLaren Vale
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