Assertive aromas, bursting with blackberry, bramble and white pepper. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins. A classy wine that brings to the fore the best attributes of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Exhibiting lush, berry-fruit flavours and ripe tannins. A very attractive wine that clearly demonstrates why Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's great wine regions.
2009 LILY'S GARDEN
Colour Beautiful black, deep magenta hues
AromaComing from a very good year, upon release this wine is very restrained and elegant. Spicy red fruits, subtle char and pepper with underlying charcuterie, grilled meats and sof mocha and vanillin.
PalateA burst of juicy red fruits on the early palate that remains throughout. As the fruit builds, the mocha notes become more prevalent and finally the firm but fine tannins kick in and hold the palate together, balanced with subtle vanillin oak.
Crushed into and fermented in 5 and 10 tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs, 3 times daily during peak fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Following an average of 12 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. After 24 hours the wine was racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and unfiltered.
10 to 12 years
18 months in 20% new American oak hogsheads, the balance in seasoned 1, 2 and 3 years old American oak
2009 Lily's Garden Tasting Note
Price per bottle: $ 60
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