2019 Toolangi D Block Shiraz
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2019 Toolangi D Block Shiraz

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99
$719.88 Dozen
Minimum 6 bottles
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2027-2028)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Fermented with 100% whole bunch fruit with maturation taking place in French oak hogsheads for 10 months. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a deep dark red hue. Elevated red plum and liquorice aromas are married to clove, smoked meats, spicy cedar, earth and pepper notes. The savoury medium bodied palate has a cool climate elegance to its feel. Spicy dark cherry, red plum and liquorice fruits morph into smoky cedar, clove, earth and peppered meat characters. Meaty texture with slightly chalky tannins. The spicy aftertaste infiltrated with smoked meats and peppered herbs.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Fermented with 100% whole bunches, 3 weeks on skins before being pressed to French hogsheads for 10 months. So finely tuned and rather beautiful. While there are flashes of fruit, this is savoury. Juniper, aniseed balls, ironstone, a woodland of herbs and nori in the mix. It has definition and power but works off a medium-bodied palate finishing with sandy tannins and great persistence. Bravo. Drink by 2032.
95 Points
Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion