2023 Alpha Box & Dice Very Special McLaren Vale Shiraz
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2023 Alpha Box & Dice Very Special McLaren Vale Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$27. 99
$335.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2024-2029)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Alpha Box & Dice, located in McLaren Vale, is undertaking a "Wine Alphabet" project where each 'letter' represents a distinct winemaking venture, aiming to create a comprehensive collection of wines that showcase the various styles and grape varieties found in the well-known wine regions of South Australia, such as McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, and the Barossa Valley.
This Shiraz, sourced from the Hickinbotham Vineyard in Clarendon, was planted in the 90's at an elevation of 260m-270m. Picked early in the morning and fermented as whole berries for 10 days before being pressed to large format oak for 6 months of maturation.
Totally opaque black dark red colour with a vibrant dark red hue. Lifted red to dark plum aromas intermingle with liquorice, vanillin cedar and peppered earth notes. Rich liquorice, red plum and dark cherry fruits overlay inky earth, vanillin cedar and pepper characters. Fine grained yet slightly chewy tannins with a youthful inky mouth feel and juicy pepper laced finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 14.5%