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Frankland Estate

SmithCullam Shiraz 2010

SmithCullam Shiraz 2010

SmithCullam Shiraz 2010 is A complex, intensely-flavoured but very elegant and approachable shiraz-cabernet blend distinguished by opulent fruit flavours, satin-smooth palate and fine-grained tannins. This wine reflects both outstanding vintage conditions and the meticulous care it received in both the vineyard and winery.

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SKU: SmithCullamShiraz2010
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Alcohol %
14.3
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bright ruby-violet with purple hues. Exotically perfumed with rich, blood plum and red berry aromas complemented by spice and toasty vanilla notes. Elegant layers of opulent, blueberry and plum fruit flavours integrated with black pepper and savoury characters. The combination of fruit drive and new oak give a dense, elegantly structured and finely textured wine. A complex, intensely-flavoured but very elegant and approachable shiraz distinguished by opulent fruit flavours, smooth palate and fine-grained tannins. This wine reflects both outstanding vintage conditions and the meticulous care it received in both the vineyard and winery. The wine is made for long term aging.
Vineyard Notes
Only very select parcels of organically grown shiraz fruit from the Isolation Ridge vineyard were used in this blend. These were handpicked over several weeks to ensure optimum flavours and ripeness. The shiraz vines are trained on a Scott Henry trellis system and regularly trimmed to enhance sunlight penetration of the canopy thus optimising ripening conditions.
Winemaker Notes
Each variety was fermented separately, as slowly as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 30C. Open fermentation tanks facilitated working the cap through plunging and gently pumping over. An extended maceration period allowed maximum colour, flavour and tannin extraction. The shiraz was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons rather than barriques to impart textural complexity without compromising the opulent fruit flavours.
Product Reviews
Vintage 2010 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014's Gravatar
Vintage 2010 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
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(14/09/2017 at 1:27 PM)
“Full, bright crimson-purple; if attention to detail is one of the indicia of high quality wine, this has it in spades; the bouquet is at once spicy and savoury, a lattice work for the intense yet fine black fruits of the long, perfectly balanced, medium bodied palate.” 95 pts

Vintage 2010 - Jeremy Oliver, Australian Wine Annual 2013's Gravatar
Vintage 2010 - Jeremy Oliver, Australian Wine Annual 2013
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(14/09/2017 at 1:28 PM)
“Charmingly balanced and structured, this long-term, savoury red blend has wild, pungent bouquet of casses, blackberries and dark plums laced with spicy scents of black pepper, dusty notes of dried herbs and a handsome complement of newish cedary oak. Deeply and densely fruited, it’s rich, ripe and juicy, with a briary length of flavour knit with smoky, mocha-like oak and framed by fine, firmish powdery tannins.” 96 pts

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