Archive for September, 2010

Kumkani Shiraz 2005

Posted in Reviews on September 22, 2010 by Wineoceros

Vinification
Cold soaked for four days prior to fermentation. Fermented cool (22 – 26 °C) with selected imported yeast. Five day maturation on skins post fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. 24 months in 70% French and 30% American 300-litre barrels.

Tasting notes
This Shiraz has complex aromas of bright ripe black summer fruit warm earth and spicy mountain herbs. It has ripe berry spice and vanilla flavours and a long satisfying finish.

#172981 $14.95 November 13th Release date
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Awards for this wine
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Decanter World Wine Awards
India Wine Challenge
International Wine & Spirit Competition
John Platter Wine Guide
Swiss International Airline Awards

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Renwood Sierra Series Zinfandel 2007

Posted in Reviews on September 3, 2010 by Wineoceros

Tasting Note
Remarkably light ruby colour leads to a refined, almost elegant nose of plum, new leather and sour cherry. Dry and quite fresh, with fine fruit and moderate tannins bringing it all into a very pleasing balance. This is not a fruit bomb, nor is it a shrinking violet. It’s a vibrant and refreshing Zinfandel that will reward 2-4 years in a cellar, or have it tonight with rare roast beef with grilled root vegetables. (VINTAGES panel, July 2010)
A Gold Medal winner at the 2009 New World Wine Competition.

#942581 $15.95
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