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Margaret River Back Vintage Shiraz 2009


Branded Price
$34 56% off
56% off
Bottled Price
$15.00
Case Price
$180.00
 
 
Description
About the Wine:
 
This Margaret River Back Vintage Shiraz 2009 has a full body with ripe plum fruits, a variety of spices, fine grained tannins with generous length
 
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve:
 
I think it is best for me to defer to the great man James Halliday when he reviewed this wine perfectly –
'Deep crimson; expressive and complex Shiraz, relying on savoury nuances for intrigue; medium-bodied with red fruits, fine-grained and plentiful tannins and a long and fragrant finish: demands protein for maximum enjoyment.' James Halliday
My score 95/100 - WACC Gold Medal 
 
About The Producer:
 
The producer of this sensational Margaret River Back Vintage Shiraz 2009 is a small family operation in Margaret River with vines first planted in 1998. They place a strong emphasis on allowing the vineyard to express itself naturally while striving to achieve balance in the ecosystem. They work with what each different season presents them and provides the best environment for each vine to produce balanced fruit for their desired wine styles.
 
They produce the classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz as well as a fine Sparkling Chardonnay.
 
What is Shiraz?
 
The French and Americans call it Syrah, we call it Shiraz. A versatile variety and well suited to a range of climates, and can be found in most of the grape growing regions of Australia.

In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Shiraz is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather.
 
In cooler climates such as Frankland River the wine takes on a more elegant style with medium to full bodied fruit flavours and softer smooth tannin structures.
In many regions, the acidity and tannin levels of Shiraz allows the wines produced from the grape to have favourable aging potential. 
 
About the region:
 
Margaret River is the major geographical indication wine region in southwest Western Australia, with 5,017 hectares under vine and 215 wineries as at 2012.Margaret River wine region is made up predominately of boutique size wine producers; although winery operations range from the smallest crushing 3.5 tonne per year to the largest around 7000 tonne.
 
The climate of Margaret River is more strongly maritime-influenced than any other major Australian region. It has the lowest mean annual temperature range, of only 7.6C, and for good measure has the most marked Mediterranean climate in terms of rainfall, with only 200 millimeters of the annual 1160 millimeters falling between October and April. The low diurnal and seasonal temperature range means an unusually even accumulation of warmth. Overall the climate is similar to that of Bordeaux in a dry vintage.
 
Although the region produces just three percent of total Australian grape production, it produces over 20 percent of Australia's premium wine market. The principal grape varieties are fairly evenly split between red and white; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Banc, Sémillon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chenin blanc and Verdelho.

Variety:
Shiraz
Alcohol Content:
14.5
Serving Suggestion:
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Awards / Medal:
N/A
Wine Notes
Colour:
A deep garnet hue.
Bouquet:
Ample intensity and warmth with mulberry & spice coming through.
Palate:
Full body with ripe plum fruits, a variety of spices, fine grained tannins with generous length.
Oak Treatment:
The wine was then matured for 10 months in about one third new barrels, mainly from the Allier and Vosges forests.
Source/Region:
Margaret River
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking well now - Good for cellaring until 2027. Screw Cap Closure

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