2021 Juxtaposed Home Block Minchella Vineyard Shiraz
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2021 Juxtaposed Home Block Minchella Vineyard Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$39. 99
$479.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14.3%
Closure: Stelvin

Sourced from 25 year old vines. Dense ink black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Wafting through the nostrils are heady dark plum, liquorice and blackberry scents which are trailed by hints of dark chocolate, vanillin oak, earth and spice. Rich, lusty dark plum, liquorice and blueberry fruits have an opulently textured feel with earth, vanillin oak and spicy fennel elements lying underneath. Bright youthful acidity with velvety tannins and a luscious medium to long finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.3%

Other Reviews….
A very good shiraz, with lower elevation sourcing seeming to suit this variety in a hot climate. Paradoxical, perhaps, yet we may as well drink a grape better suited to temperate climes, draped in Australiana, when planted in hot ones. Clove, mace, allspice, blue fruits, charcuterie, aniseed and scape of beautifully extracted tannins, oak and grape, curtailing the fruit sweetness. Simple mercy! Gritty and llicorella-pungent of feel. The tannins and the oak, unlike with grenache, make this wine. Drink by 2032.
95 Points
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

Minchella Vineyard, Tatachilla.
A purple wine offering plenty of perfume, crushed blue and black fruit, a little spice and custard powder, slight iodine thing too. It’s plush and full of flavour, but bright too, really pops with perfume and sweet blue and black fruit, some chocolate, the quality of tannin here is a highlight, rich, fine and silty with a ferrous edge, and the finish is long and juicy, chocolate cake, but again, that lovely emery board tannin cleans up so well. Really good. Drink 2023 - 2031+
94 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front