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Cape d'Estaing Shiraz 1998

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Colour Very dark, opaque, dense. Very much a wine that stains the glass Nose Aromas of blackberry jam, with cassis, vanillin and plums. Gentle but effective oak complements the fruit aromas. Palate Very rich, concentrated flavours fill the mouth and then linger. Ripe, berried, spicy and plummy and now in 2003 starting to show much more complexity. Developing beautifully. Oak This wine was aged in predominantly American oak. Approx 90% was new. Aging Potential The wine will continue to improve for another few years and will certainly go on for another 10. Growing Season 1997/1998 was a very good growing season. Spring was cool and moist and led to a dry warm long summer. Crop levels were small and the fruit was magnificent - small bunches, small very dark berries and huge flavour. The shiraz was harvested in the first week of March at just over 14° Bé.

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Cape D'Estaing Pty Ltd:
Kangaroo Island wine at its finest. Multi award winning wines from South Australia. Our philosophy is to have super premium red wines of exceptional distinction with grapes grown exclusively on Kangaroo Island, Australia.

External Reviews for Cape d'Estaing Shiraz

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

This is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from the tiny island off the coast of Adelaide. Yields for this effort were a lowly one ton of fruit per acre. The vineyards are young (5 years), but... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 1998 Cape d Estaing Shiraz 750ml



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Colour Very dark, opaque, dense. Very much a wine that stains the glass Nose Aromas of blackberry jam, with cassis, vanillin and plums. Gentle but effective oak complements the fruit aromas. Palate Very rich, concentrated flavours fill the mouth and then linger. Ripe, berried, spicy and plummy and now in 2003 starting to show much more complexity. Developing beautifully. Oak This wine was aged in predominantly American oak. Approx 90% was new. Aging Potential The wine will continue to improve for another few years and will certainly go on for another 10. Growing Season 1997/1998 was a very good growing season. Spring was cool and moist and led to a dry warm long summer. Crop levels were small and the fruit was magnificent - small bunches, small very dark berries and huge flavour. The shiraz was harvested in the first week of March at just over 14° Bé.

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