Hewitson Monopole Shiraz Mother Vine 2020

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This hails from a single vineyard, growing at their winery, of just a single hectare. It all comes from a single Shiraz vine which came from the Old Garden vineyard, originally planted in 1853. 33% whole bunches with 20 months maturation in a mix of new and seasoned French oak barriques. Opaque maroon in hue, the nose is mostly red fruits with raspberries to the fore. Red cherries, cloves, bay leaves and leather. On the palate, the flavours move more to the truffle spectrum with milk chocolate. There are silky tannins, and some which are ever-so-slightly grainy, on a very impressive finish. This should age beautifully for fifteen to twenty years.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz