ANGULLONG CROSSING RESERVE SHIRAZ 2017
|Origin:||Orange, NSW, Australia
|Colour:||Deep blackish purple|
|Aromas:||Rich and fragrant aromas of blackberry, cherry and plum with ‘five spice’, aniseed and cedar.|
|Flavours:||A fuller bodied wine with concentrated flavours of mulberry and dark berries complemented by spice and herbs with integrated oak and persistent length.|
This premium cool climate Shiraz is a full bodied wine with great focus. It has a lovely balanced and complex structure with approachable yet drying tannins that will further integrate with time in the cellar.
Cellaring 10+ years
The best Shiraz from the Angullong vineyard was fermented with a submerged cap with twice daily pump-overs to extract colour and flavour. The wine was then matured in French Oak puncheons (30% new, 70% 2 and 3 year old) for 12 months.
91 Points - James Halliday, Australia Wine Companion
A cooler year iterated as a sheath of peppery tannins and violet, anise, verdant herb, tapenade, clove and boysenberry aromas. Maturation in French oak (30% new) has imparted a savoury underbelly of cedar and smoky charcuterie notes. The finish, a bit shins and elbows; the reduction, still palpable. A little more time may bring greater poise, but my bet is on drinking this young.