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2018 Reillys R Shiraz

Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$16. 99
$203.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
ABV: 15.5%
Closure: Stelvin
A long time customer favourite, Reillys R Shiraz never fails to over deliver. Produced from a blend of the best fruit off the 18 year old St Clare vineyard and a parcel from the Home Block, the fruit from the 50 year old dry grown Home Block vineyard, making up around 20% of blend, adds depth to the wine. All parcels of fruit are basket pressed, then the wine spends 18 months in French oak barrels. Impenetrable pitch black core with a very deep black dark red hue. Wafting out of the glass are heady scents of ripe black cherries, liquorice and blackberry followed by smoky vanillin cedar and peppered earth notes. Full bodied, the rich large scaled palate carries an opulent textural feel with decadent black cherry, blackberry and liquorice fruits overlaying toasty vanillin oak, scorched earth and peppered dried herb characters. Ripe chewy tannins give the finish a robust feel. The long blackpepper infused aftertaste toasty and richly fruited.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 15.5%