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Smidge Magic Dirt Greenock Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010

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From a block of red-brown clay loam with small pieces of ironstone and quartz. It is a wine of extreme length, rich with black and blue fruits, yet it achieves this without any sign of effort. Finesse on a high level.

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  • Halliday Wine Companion - SILVER; 91pts
unit size750ml
typeRed Wine
standard drinks8.8
drink by2028
regionGreenock, Barossa Valley
methodFermented in a small open top vessel, fermentation lasted 8 days with total time on skins was 14 days before being drained and pressed. The free run and pressings were blended and then the component earmarked for this wine was matured in 2 year old french barrique for 19 months. The wine was then fined lightly and bottled without filtration. Matured in bottle for 24 months before release.
appearanceBlack core with deep red rim.
noseVery complex with dense, dark black fruits, lavender, spice, cocoa and graphite with subtle carob, vanilla bean and wet stone.
palateThis wine explodes again with dense, dark fruit, chocolate and spice, then quickly tightens up with chewy yet fine tannins and balanced fresh acid.
food matching guideRed Meat, BBQ, Grilled or Roasted; Black Pepper; Rich Sauces; Hard Cheese.