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    2019 Riposte The Cutlass Single Vineyard Shiraz

    Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99 Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Totally opaque black dark purple colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Spicy dark plum and red liquorice scents intermix with clove, mint, vanillin cedar and subtle earth notes. Mid weighted, the palate has a refined feel to it with pepper infused flavours of red plum and liquorice overlaying meaty characters, light scorched earth and spicy vanillin cedar. Graphite like tannins and fresh acidity lead into a savoury, elegant, red fruited aftertaste that has peppered meat elements coursing through it.
    Cellar 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Adelaide Hills and shiraz are having a public love affair, exemplified by this brightly flavoured pepper and spice cherry fruits, on a very complex palate that's just within medium-bodied bounds. Its 50% whole-bunch fermentation adds fine, savoury tannins to the long finish. Drink by 2027.
    95 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion