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2018 Montrose Black Shiraz

Mudgee, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
$24. 99 Bottle
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin
Matured in French oak hogsheads. Inky black in colour with a deep bright dark purple hue. Spicy dark plum, blackberry and liquorice aromas intermix with some dried clove and blackpepper notes. Rich dark plum and liquorice fruits are underpinned by bright acidity with dried clove and peppered earth elements making an appearance on the back half. Robust yet well integrated tannins finishing slightly grippy with a youthfully rich black fruited aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
Hand-picked, 20% whole bunches, the balance crushed to small fermenters for 7-day cold soak, a further week on skins after fermentation, 12-15 months in new and used French barriques. An ornate wine, still youthful, of course, but is very, very interesting. Drink by 2038.
95 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion