Robert Oatley Finisterre McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017

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This wine is from the ‘Hancock La Colline’ vineyard in the Chalk Hill sib-region of McLaren Vale. Hand harvested, two to three weeks post fermentation maceration and then 12 months in a mix of new, one and two-year-old French barriques. 2,982 bottles. 

Dark red in colour. Deep earthy notes, chocolate, hints of coffee grinds, plums, animal skins. A wine with depth and power. Put it away for five years. Soft tannins, serious length and juicy acidity. This has room to improve, and will, but drinking it now is not the crime of the century. 

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