Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Growing Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Michael Fragos
91 points - Gary Walsh, Winefront.
The 'Parson's Nose' Shiraz is an exciting, dynamic wine, full of personality and character. The fruit for this wine has been sourced from McLaren Vale - deservedly recognized as one of the world's leading Shiraz producing regions. This premium quality McLaren Vale Shiraz is packed with flavour, with an opulent mouthfeel and a charismatic firm tannin structure. Pleasing to see that the oak only plays a supporting role and is utilized skilfully to not override the primary varietal characteristics.
After an eventful growing season, the grapes were harvested at a carefully selected time to avoid any overripe, broad or jammy fruit flavours. Fermentation was handled gently and only tight grained French oak was used during the maturation process. Subsequent regular racking encouraged the well balanced integration of the youthful tannins.
The 2010 Parsons Nose Shiraz displays explosive aromas of blueberries and star anise, dusted with dried herbs and spice. The luscious palate is brimming with ripe, dark plum flavours that seamlessly integrate with the gently textured oak and the firm persistent tannins, creating a great mouthfeel that lingers on and on. If you wish to enjoy this coming season, please decant for at least 60 minutes and serve at 17C.
Drinking this season after decanting; will age well for another 7-8 years.
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