2013 Nicks Secret Pyrenees Shiraz
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2013 Nicks Secret Pyrenees Shiraz

Pyrenees, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Reduced from $85.00
$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.8%
Closure: Stelvin

Tasted 2016: The 2013 vintage was a warmer year in the Pyrenees region producing a bigger riper style of wine than you would normally see from this winery. Maturation took place in 100% French oak, one third of which was new, for a period of 17-18 months.
Magnificent colour saturation displaying an impenetrable inky black core with a very deep dark purple black hue. The nose has a restrained intensity that will fully blossom in years to come. Lifted scents of liquorice and ripe blackberries dominate with dark chocolate, vanillin oak and spice also present. Rich and opulent on entry, yet compact and inky on the finish, very concentrated flavours of liquorice, ripe blackberries and dark plums saturate the palate with underlying vanillin oak, subtle inky earth like characters and spice. Tight, chewy mouthfeel with dry chalky tannins providing a rock like structure and the perfect foil to the intensity of fruit. Impressive length with a long ripe blackberry, liquorice, dark plum, spicy vanillin oak and subtle inky earth aftertaste. This wine will no doubt merit a higher score in years to come as it softens, opens up and builds complexity.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc 13.8%

Other Reviews….
Saturated purple-crimson; the classic breeding lines are on full display; black fruits of every description fill the medium-bodied palate, with spicy/cedary tannins rippling the surface from start to finish. Already very distinguished, and headed to greatness. Drink by 2043.
96 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion