Best Red: 2006 “The Ghillie” ShirazBy editor | | Category: Capercaillie Wine Company | No Comments »
Winemaker’s tasting notes: Purple crimsony youthfulness in colour. A wine still in its relative infancy, it is winding up for a big future. Having said that, it also drinks very well now. Aromatic and vibrant in fruit profile. Quite an intense spicy and upfront nose follows as well. Persistent dark fruit characters ensue, think blueberries, blackberries and plums – lively acidity supports the fruit, which is distinct and quite pure in character. Silky fine tannins along with cedary, spicy oak and dark liquorice, and subtle earthy characters complete what is complex red wine. Try it with pot roasted beef with Thai herbs.
Awards: James Halliday 94 points, 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 9 Bronze medals.
Screwcap. Available in cases of 3, 6 or 12 bottles.
Sells: $210 (3)
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Sells: $810 (12).