2021 Angove Family Crest Shiraz
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2021 Angove Family Crest Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$19. 99
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Produced from fruit grown in several old-vine vineyards across McLaren Vale, spanning from Blewitt Springs and Seaview in the North to Willunga and Sellicks Hill in the South. The fruit is picked early in the morning and crushed into open-top concrete vats for fermentation with indigenous yeast. After fermentation is complete, the wine is gently pressed into French oak barrels where it matures for 12-14 months.

Midnight black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Pronounced aromas of liquorice and blackberry fill the nostrils with some vanillin oak, scorched earth and pepper notes also evident. Rich and opulent the full bodied palate is swamped with blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits which carry a plush feel. Spicy vanillin oak, earth and pepper elements sit in the background. Velvet smooth tannins concluding long, ripe and fleshy.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
From a range of sites of varied geology, this was fermented in open concrete vats with indigenous yeasts; élevage in French oak puncheons and hogsheads. From a cool year, there’s notable elegance to this, though the fruits are both red and black – dark cherry and plum, blackberry, raspberry – accented with a tarry, charry note, master stock spices, mint, cacao nibs and cracked earth and iron-like mineral notes. It over-delivers at this tariff. Drink by 2031.
92 Points
Marcus Ellis – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion