2013 Woodstock McLaren Vale Shiraz

$25.99$311.88

Wine Advocate: 91 pts

The 2013 Shiraz shows a deep vibrant cerise color with some youthful purple hues. Mint and spice aromatics belie the full but velvety smooth, lingering palate. Soft, yet powerful tannins offer the promise of a long lasting Shiraz evolving into secondary flavors with careful cellaring for up to 10 years. The hero variety of the region, Woodstock Shiraz is sourced from Woodstock Estate and neighboring vineyards in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. These vines are all on sandy soils which contribute the floral aromatics to Woodstock Shiraz.

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2013 Woodstock Shiraz

The 2013 Shiraz shows a deep vibrant cerise color with some youthful purple hues. Mint and spice aromatics belie the full but velvety smooth, lingering palate. Soft, yet powerful tannins offer the promise of a long lasting Shiraz evolving into secondary flavors with careful cellaring for up to 10 years.

The 2013 vintage was low yielding in McLaren Vale but ideal for ripening and development of soft tannins; the building blocks of rich, lasting flavors. Grape size and bunches were smaller yet full of flavor and ripe tannins. These ideal vintage conditions were great for aromatic varietal expression. After fermentation on skins for a minimum of 5 days, this Shiraz was barrel aged for up to 14 months in carefully selected French and American oak barrels. Fifteen percent is matured in new oak barrels while the rest mature in 2 to 3 year old oak for complexity without oak domination.

Winemaker: Scott Collett & Ben Glaetzer


Varietal/Blend:  
100% Shiraz

Food Pairings:
Oven roasted lamb cutlet rubbed in dukkah served with saffron rice and mild green curry sauce or Chinese five spice confit of duck leg served with Asian greens and noodles.


Three Word Taste Summary: 
fleshy, smokey, chocolate


The 2013 Shiraz shows a deep vibrant cerise color with some youthful purple hues. Mint and spice aromatics belie the full but velvety smooth, lingering palate. Soft, yet powerful tannins offer the promise of a long lasting Shiraz evolving into secondary flavors with careful cellaring for up to 10 years.

 

Additional information

Weight 17 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 32 × 28 in
Please select order unit

Case of 12 bottles (each bottle 750 ml), Half Case (6 x 750ml), 3 Pack Case (3 x 750ml), Single Bottle (750ml)