James Haselgrove McLaren Vale Futures Shiraz 2019
Tasting Note – September, 2021
Colour: Dark purple with brick reed hue.
Nose: Black cherry and mulberry with floral violet highlight. Hints of leather and liquorice add complexity.
Palate: Medium dark berry malt, chamois like tannin with light dustiness and oak but meld into the dark fruit core. Touch of cola and Chinese five spice.
Potential: This vintage has very long term aging potential Sealed under DIAM5 cork. Decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Foods: Thick pork chop with salt and pepper crust. Technical: 14.3% alc., pH 3.45, TA 6.3
Bottles produced: 2723 and 12 double magnums & 2×6 L
Vintage: 2019 was a hot and dry, high quality vintage. These vines were 109 years old.
Winemaking by Nick Haselgrove