Xanadu Vinework Shiraz 2021

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To create this fine Margaret River Shiraz, one quarter was destemmed, crushed, pressed and barrel fermented in French oak, half new, with maturation in large (2,000 litres) old oak vats; one quarter saw whole bunch fermentation before time in large older oak vats; and the rest saw the inclusion of some whole berries in the static fermenter with 14 months maturation (same for all components) in French oak barriques, 20% new. This portion saw the addition of a small amount of Viognier. Gleaming magenta, there are notes of tobacco leaves, spices, hints of white pepper, raspberries, aniseed and a touch of mulberry. This is a lighter and yet savoury style of Shiraz. Exciting stuff with fine tannins and good length. Delicious now too, but can be enjoyed any time over the next six to ten years.