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First release: Whistler 2022

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Whistler Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz-Cabernet 2022

Code: AU26791 In Stock
Red
This is a remarkably elegant take on 'Barossa claret', a wine style with a long and beloved history in Australia. The slightly cooler 2022 vintage has been beautifully captured in this blend of 62% shiraz and 38% cabernet sauvignon. It is fine, finessed and full-bodied, with a focused bead of acidity running throughout, bringing lift and a great sense of purity. The nose is impressive, restrained and not at all 'in your face', with oak evident but perfectly balanced. There is a luxuriousness but no sense of the wine trying too hard to impress; this is far more sophisticated than that. The palate shows the pedigree of this fourth generation grape-growing family, with the remarkable quality of the fruit and vineyard site doing the talking. Concentrated black-berry fruits lead, joined by a peppery note, delicate earthiness and brooding plum. It is the structure which impresses the most here, with an incredibly fine-grained tannin and pure, unadulterated freshness from the cabernet supporting the opulence and generosity of the shiraz. A stand-out Australian wine from the 2022 vintage which raises the bar for this classic Australian blend. Increased ageing potential from the slightly cooler vintage makes this a smart option for cellaring up to 15 or 20 years but the approachable style will make for a delicious drink much sooner than that. Drink from 2025 to 2027.
£98.00 Case of 6
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