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  • Country ranking ?

    306
  • Producer ranking ?

    27
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled lamb chops, BBQ ribs & roasted duck

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The Story

The name actually comes from one of those classic over the fence chats that neighbours have. It was 1969, Bill had just established his vineyards and he was already looking beyond those borders to expand the Clare Valley estate. His neighbour to the east had a beautiful patch of land with gentle rolling hills and soils perfect for grape growing.

Bill went to visit him and struck a deal that he'd be the one to purchase the land should he eve...

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Wine Information

88p Ned Goodwin MW (8 Jan 2020)

 

"A value proposition. The sort of thing drunk in economy class. At least one would be happy drinking this: violet, dark cherry and bitter chocolate. A gentle bow of tension. An easy enough flow across the mouth."

 

 

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Vintage 2018

 At a glance summary

The Australian winegrape crush was 1.79 million tonnes – a decrease of 10 per cent from the record 2017 harvest. 

The crush was just above the long-term average of 1.76 million tonnes

The average purchase price across all varieties increased 8 per cent to $609 per tonne – the highest since 2008.

Average winegrape purchase prices paid increased across the board:The average for red varieties increased by 11 per c...

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Ruby red

ending

Medium, Pure and Flavorful

flavors

Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Floral, Perfumed and Spice

nose

Youthful, Fresh, Seductive and Generous

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Good texture, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Elegant, Fresh and Silky tannins

Verdict

Well-rounded and Good everyday wine

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red and medium. On the nose it is open, youthful, fresh, seductive, generous, round and charming. The taste is fresh,voluptuous, fruity, elegant,robust, with silky tannins, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with balanced,satin texture structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, perfumed, floral and spice flavours. The finish is medium long, lingering, flavorful, pure and vibrant. This wine is well-rounded and a good every wine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 88p
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Origin

Clare Valley, South Australia

Grapes

100% Shiraz

Drinking temperature

17-18C

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