Cellar Door Specials 2018 First Mark Byron & Harold Great Southern Shiraz - only 25 cases left

2018 First Mark Byron & Harold Great Southern Shiraz - only 25 cases left

2018 First Mark Byron & Harold Great Southern Shiraz - only 25 cases left
Nick Bulleid's Tasting Note
Background

The 2017/2018 season in Western Australia was generally cool. Good flowering weather allowed generous yields and, while summer rain brought the attention of vineyard managers, it did little more than support the vines.

The crushed grapes were fermented relatively cool at 25ºC, with pump-overs and plunging to keep the skins wet and extract colour and soft tannins. After pressing the wine was transferred to French oak for malolactic fermentation and ageing for 10 months.

Colour
Mid-deep red.

Nose
Rich dark fruits and spices. Hints of black pepper and cedar-like complexity from development.

Structure / Palate
Mid to full body with distinct flesh on the mid-palate. Good depth of flavour with plenty of spices. Fine tannins.

The concentration of spice and black flavours in a well-balanced and quite elegantly structured wine is a hallmark of Great Southern Shiraz. This example is showing additional complexity from bottle-age, but will go further until at least 2024. Try it with lightly spiced beef dishes or even with a mild vegetable curry, when you think a red would suit.

Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 14.5%
Cellaring Potential 2024+
Serving Suggestion BBQ lamb cutlets with roast root vegetables
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