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Bright red fruits including blackberry, blueberry, mint, swiss dark chocolate & violets intertwined with spicy fine grained tannins

Enjoy with your favourite cut of steak with smashed duck fat potatoes & a garden salad

Serafino McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 3
$23.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $27.99 $24.34
6 Btls, $143.94 6 Btls, $125.17
Awarded 5 Stars Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points
Serafino McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Serafino McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 3
The Shiraz grapes were sourced from their family owned estate vineyard's situated on Binney & Malpas Roads in McLaren Vale...
$23.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $27.99 $24.34
6 Btls, $143.94 6 Btls, $125.17

Accolades

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

Description

  • French & American oak
  • Blackberry
  • Mint & dark chocolate
  • Spicy fine grained tannins

"Offering power and opulence as well as purity and harmony, this delectably expressed shiraz shows black and purple fruit intensity on the nose with dark chocolate, clove, cedar and olive notes, leading to a concentrated palate that’s impressively weighted and richly textured. It’s plush and delicious with a lengthy velvety finish. At its best: now to 2033" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

The palate displays distinctive McLaren vale Shiraz regional characters. The generosity of bright red fruits across the palate including blackberry, blueberry, mint, swiss dark chocolate and violets intertwined with spicy fine grained tannins. This French and American oak integrates harmoniously with the dark berry fruits, providing a full flavoured wine with layers of texture and flavour. A generous Shiraz that they believe over delivers on mouthfeel flavour and length. The aromas of this premium McLaren Vale Shiraz include distinct mocha and mulberry aromas complemented with vanilla and cedar oak. Brilliant garnet with a purple hue.

The Shiraz grapes were sourced from their family owned estate vineyard's situated on Binney and Malpas Roads in McLaren Vale. The grapes were picked at optimum flavour and intensity and delivered to the Serafino Winery to be crushed and destemmed. Fermentation was completed in their four tonne open fermenters. The fermentation process of converting sugars to alcohol takes eight (8) days. During this period each fermenter is carefully pumped over twice daily, plus in the early stages they use a technique called delestage, where the juice is racked off the skins and then returned again to help with colour extraction, tannin enhancement and building the depth of flavour. At the end of primary fermentation the wine was pressed off skins and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked to a combination of 25% new and older French and American oak hogsheads (300L), for a further 12 months.

Serafino Black Label wines are selected from their estate grown individual vineyard blocks in McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale has a diverse mix of soil types and vineyard orientation that enhance the complexity of Serafino Wines. Distinctive varietal and regional characters are captured in all the premium Black Label wines and consistently over deliver for medium and long term cellaring.

By Winemakers Charles Whish/Steve Maglieri.

Food Pairing: Your favourite cut of steak with smashed duck fat kiphler potatoes and a garden salad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alcohol

14%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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User comments (2)

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Excellent value Shiraz. I have purchased over a number of years and always good quality.

Ross - 16/01/2021

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Classic honest Aussie Sharaz at a good price.

Rob - 08/06/2021


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