Hare’s Chase Marananga Shiraz 2020

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From the estate vineyard in the highly regarded Marananga sub-region of the Barossa, fermentation is in open top fermenters with heading down boards, the aim being to maximise the extraction of colour, tannins and flavour. The colour here has certainly been ‘maximised’, a near black/purple. The nose offers those intoxicating notes we find in topnotch Barossa Shiraz, with blackberries, chocolate, mocha, coffee beans, a little graphite and a hint, in the most positive manner, of axle grease. Good oak integration here. A supple texture combined with a seamless structure, very fine tannins, good focus, bright if underlying acidity and excellent length. All is in place for a promising future, at least over the next decade.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz