Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lamonts 2004 SHIRAZ

This distinctly Swan Valley Shiraz came from the Lamont, Millard and Barton vineyards, with the fruit being both hand and machine harvested. Fermentation: After two days of cold soak the fruit underwent fermentation with temperatures between 22 - 26 degrees C. Malolactic fermentation was completed in tank prior to 23 months oak maturation in a combination of 25% new American oak barriques and 75% one and two year old French oak barriques.

Colour: Vibrant, black-red.
Bouquet: Intense aromas of crushed black cherry and heady jasmine blossom with underlying characters of forest floor.
Palate: Well integrated oak enhances the palate of bright briary fruits with complexing star-anise, juniper berry and black forest gateau. Silky tannins provide a long and lingering finish.
Cellaring: Drink in 2007-2010.

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