James Haselgrove McLaren Vale Futures Shiraz 2017
Colour: Dark purple & magenta with a brick red hue.
Nose: Blueberry & Mulberry fruit with light cedar oak. Hints of licorice, cola with a distinct black pepper and roasted fennel note.
Palate: Full bodied dark fruit notes mocha and peppery finish. Crisp piquant savoury acidity with even ripe tannin and persistence on the palate.
Potential: This vintage has very long term potential for aging (20+ years). Sealed under DIAM10 cork. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Foods: King Henry (very thick rib eye) Steak, ideally medium rare with salted/caramelised crust.
Technical: 14.0% alc., pH 3.25, TA 7.3
Bottles produced: 1884 and 12 double magnums.
Vintage: 2017 was a cooler vintage with extended ripening time developing strong and distinctive ‘terroir’ These vines are 107 years old.