The Armchair Critic Shiraz 2009. This superb wine is from the Heathcote Region in Vic. Good drinking now, but will reward medium term cellaring. 2009 Armchair Critic Heathcote Shiraz HISTORY: Armchair Critic, comprising two ranges /Armchair Critic and Under & Over, is Corey Ryan and Nicholas Crampton's opinion on the way forward for Australian wine globally. Established vineyards in the best regions planted to the most suitable varieties, regardless of fashion, creating balanced wines of character and complexity. VINI CATION: The fruit is sourced from the 30 year Colby Vineyard Block 3. The fruit is de-stemmed before a long maceration and fermentation in small open vessels. The fermentation is finished in stainless steel before transfer to one and two year old (primarily) French oak barrels. TASTING NOTE: The nose is still knitting together with primeval berry, spice and tar aromas evident. The palate is exciting with slick black fruit rippling through its core. The wine is pleasingly warm and tarry with lots of fruit power and yet a fine skeleton of tannins on which it all rests. The finish is dry and impressively long.
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