Dowie Doole

2015 DOWIE DOOLE CALI ROAD McLAREN VALE SHI­RAZ

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $55 / 2035

Open-fer­mented, 12 days on skins, ma­tured for 24 months in Amer­i­can hogsheads (50% new). Just when you ex­pect an­other thump­ing McLaren Vale shi­raz, you get this per­fectly bal­anced, medium-bod­ied wine that leaves no box unticked. The mouth­feel is soft, the fruit flavours va­ri­etal (some regional cho­co­late sneaks in), fine tan­nins and in­te­grated oak. 14.5% alc.

WINE­MAKER Chris Thomas How im­por­tant is this wine’s source of fruit?

Cer­tain vine­yards pro­duce ex­cep­tional fruit, cre­at­ing distinc­tive wines. Our Cal­i­for­nia Road Vine­yard is one of those trea­sures, pro­duc­ing low-yield­ing, out­stand­ing fruit. Re­flect­ing the site’s par­tic­u­lar ter­roir, the wine is nat­u­rally bold, spicy and gen­er­ous gain­ing fur­ther com­plex­ity from ex­tended oak mat­u­ra­tion, us­ing the finest Amer­i­can Oak bar­rels.

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