Archive for September, 2010

Kumkani Shiraz 2005

Posted in Reviews on September 22, 2010 by Wineoceros

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


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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