Woodvale Woodberry Shiraz 2017

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Always good to see museum releases available at compelling and competitive prices. From what winemaker Kevin Mitchell’s father, Mort, has described as an old-fashioned vintage (a good thing), the grapes are from the from the high altitude Netherby Hill vineyard on the western edge of Clare. During vinification, there was hand plunging with a year and a half in a mix of new and older French oak hogsheads for maturation. Deep magenta colour, we have aromas moving through tobacco leaves, dry herbs, leather, chocolate and cassis with good oak integration. A powerful palate, delicious and exuberant supported by abundant tannins with good balance to be found and very good length. This is a cracker and should drink well for a decade.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz