James Haselgrove Futures Shiraz
Tasting Note – October, 2016
Colour: Dark purple & magenta with an opaque hue.
Nose: Blueberry & Mulberry fruit with cedary oak. Hints of licorice, cola with a distinct black pepper note. A little lifted by alcohol but this will settle as fruit characters become stronger.
Palate: Full bodied dark fruit notes with stony minerality and warm peppery finish. Crisp acidity with even tannin and persistence on the palate.
Potential: This vintage has medium to long term potential for aging (8-15 years). Sealed under DIAM 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: 14.5% alc., pH 3.32, TA 7.4
Bottles produced: 1750
Vintage: Despite a heatwave during the early part of harvest, this wine after some hang time developed strong and distinctive ‘terroir’.
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