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2006 Journeys End Vineyards The Embarkment Shiraz
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- Cellar Drink Now - 5 years (2009-2014)
- ABV 14.5%
- Closure: Screw Cap
When one of the earlier releases of the Journey's End Embarkment Shiraz (2002) outranked Penfold's Grange in Halliday's 2005 Australian Wine Companion, the label developed an instant following which has continued since. The wine is made using six different Shiraz clones which add complexing layers to the finished wine. These clones were first identified in 1964 by Harry Tulluch of the South Australian Department of Agriculture and include SA1654 (The most widely planted Shiraz clone in Australia) which produces wines of intense black purple colour with a distinct black pepper character; SA2626, a firmer tannin structure with flavours of stewed fruit and sour cherries. SA1127 has spectacular dense purple black colour and the aroma is of violets and cherry palate flavours. SA712 is dominated by chocolate and plum flavour whilst BVRC30 offers an earthy, farmyard character to Shiraz.
Drinks wonderfully now but will also cellar a further 4-5 years (2009-2014)