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Home Wines Australia Cool Climate Shiraz

Westend Cool Climate Series Shiraz

Hilltops_Shiraz

“We tasted this just after it has been bottled, and it was still settling

into its new skin. It’s clearly a good wine – it may be even better

than we’ve rated it. We like to be cautious. It’s spicy, plummy and

clean, its texture satiny and its sense of balance and control spoton.

Quite a bit of tannin too. We like this!” The Big Red Wine Book

2009/10 - Campbell Mattinson

 

WINE INFORMATION

Vintage: 2008

Region: Hilltops

Variety: Shiraz

Alcohol: 14.5%

Residual Sugar: 3.0g/L

pH: 3.48

TA: 6.5g/L

 

TASTING NOTE

The 2008 Westend Estate Cool Climate Shiraz is a wine of depth and intensity. The nose has layers of complexity; plumy, blueberry fruits with hints of violets and eucalypt supported by the nutmeg and cedar flavours. A rich generous palate that still has a touch of elegance. Dark berry fruit flavours, succulent fine grained tannins and seamless integration of oak give this Shiraz balance and structure.

The fruit for the Shiraz was carefully selected from vineyards in the Hilltops region near Young. Hand harvested grapes were delivered to Westend Estate where they were then fermented in traditional open fermenters. Nearing the end of ferment the grapes were pressed in a bag press and put into French Oak Barriques and Hogsheads for a minimum of 12months. The Shiraz was gently racked, stabilized and bottled with minimal filtration.

 

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