Milton Park South Australian Shiraz 2018
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- 5 RED STAR RATED BAROSSA WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY
- EXPORT STOCK CLEARANCE LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE
- PRODUCING SOME OF THE BEST VALUE REDS IN AUSTRALIA ROBERT PARKER
- HIGHLY RATED WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE USA
The nose is lifted berry fruits, with hints of dark chocolate and spice. The palate is medium bodied with intense plummy fruit. This plummy fruit fills the whole palate and combined with the soft and approachable tannins creates a very mouth filling wine. The length of flavour is long with plumy and liquorice fruit and spicy oak.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"This is a jammy wine with what feels like synthetic cherry and raspberry, melted chocolate, furniture polish and savory spice notes. There's some bitterness and astringency on the palate from oak-derived tannins and some heat from the alcohol amid the ripe red berry fruit."
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our red varieties to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish. Reds from 2018 will age well due to their intense concentration and power. The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree celcius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into predominately American oak to mature.
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