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Another flattering and ambitious red from Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser. From the Crayères vineyard in Wrattonbully, there’s 12% Cab Franc in the mix, the blend spending 10 months in 48% new small oak, then a further 18 months in large, older foudre.
Toasty oak, but the luscious fruit pokes through the vanilla bean. Luscious, ultra-slick and rich palate, really plush and quite seamless. The Shiraz is the pick this year for the range, slick, ripe and built for the long term. Best drinking: wait. Wait for five years and then drink for twenty. It will live for decades too. 18/20, 93/100. 14.3%, $40. Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.
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