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Food Truck South Australia Shiraz 2016

07 May,2018

Lawson’s Dry Hills produces an exemplary selection of Marlborough wines, with the aromatic whites regularly featuring among the country’s leaders. The company looks after its own distribution and in doing so have taken on a number of imported wines to complement their own wines. I recently reviewed some Spanish wine, two Cavas and a red which are sold through Lawson’s Dry Hills (click here to see my reviews). Here, I review a South Australian Shiraz in the portfolio. www.lawsonsdryhills.co.nz

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Food Truck South Australia Shiraz 2016

Syrah from Australia – South Australia

16.5+/20

Full, even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. This has a soft and full nose with well packed aromas of ripe dark-red berry and plum fruit entwined with cedary oak and a little eucalyptus, unfolding some liquorice notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is sweetly rich with juicy, ripe flavours of dark-red berry fruits, plums and liquorice with some cedar and hints of eucalyptus. The tannins are soft and light, lending a supple, smooth mouthfeel with soft acidity enhancing the plushness. A little alcohol power emerges and carries the wine to a moderately lingering, light finish. This is a sweet and juicy, smooth and ripe, accessible and supple Shiraz with berry, plum, cedar and eucalypt flavours. Perfect with barbecued and roasted red meats over the next 3 years. A blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Mataro, 55% from the McLaren Valem 30% Lower Murray and 15% Fleurieu Peninsula, vines 25-35 y.o., a portion hand-picked and fermented to 14.3% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. Winemakers: Jim Zerella and Corey Ryan. 16.5+/20 May 2018 RRP $16.99

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