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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Parsnips & Pearl Onions and Bacon

Vintage 2012

The Story Behind The Name

The Kookaburra is a native Australian bird famous for its distinctive laughing call, Chester's young daughters named them 'Laughing Magpies'. The Magpie plumage is black with a stripe of white feathers, representing McLaren Vale's first ever blend combining the (black) Shiraz and its white partner, Viognier.

The Characteristics

Dark brooding fruit is apparent on the nose with earth, spice and dried herbs. The palate is round and luscious with an attractive black olive and sage character persistent throughout the palate. This wine has fantastic fruit weight, with great supporting tannin and balanced acidity. It still looks very youthful and should easily cellar for the next ten years.

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Origin

McLaren Vale, South Australia

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