2014 Sacredtree Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz
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- If you love big, bold, McLaren Vale Shiraz with both power as well as poise and elegance in spades then you can not go past this Single Vineyard star. Matured for two years in New French Oak it has an impenetrable, opaque colour that is black as night. It has layer after layer of fruit complexity - Blueberry, blackberry, exotic spice and violets well complimented by high quality oak. Luscious in the mouth with lashings of flavour, plush tannins and a luscious full-throttle palate it finishes long and strong guaranteeing a long life ahead and drinking pleasure for the next 10 plus years. 100
Colour: Black with purple/red hue.
Nose: Satsuma plums, black currant, chocolate, sweet spices (cinnamon), marshmallow, black jubes and creamy savoury oak.
Palate: A multilayered and complete wine. Combining flavours of dark conserve, marshmallow, plum, boysenberry into a soft creamy integrated palate. The brightness and almost freshness of the wine is attributed to the acidity and tannin which will soften over time. The palate is velvety soft now, but with time will integrate to create a purely remarkable wine.
Food: Gemtree organic lamb cutlets with roasted beetroot, kipfler potatoes and plum jus.
Sam Kim (2016 Vintage) says:“
This is magnificent. Richly fruited and immensely appealing, the wine offers powerful fruit flavours of black/blueberry and Black Doris plum together with seductive notes of black olive, cedar and cocoa. A compelling rendition showing staggering fruit power together with velvety texture and supple tannins. Irresistibly attractive. At its best: now to 2028. AU$70.00. April 2018.95
Cracka Tasting Panel says:“97
Sam Kim says:“
A gloriously styled Shiraz, the impressively fragrant bouquet shows dark fruit, cake spice, vanilla, roasted beetroot and mint chocolate characters. The palate is superbly concentrated and lavishly textured, delivering awesome power and intensity, wonderfully supported by velvety texture and silky tannins. Magnificent, sophisticated and irresistibly attractive.
Best Drinking: Drink by 202495