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  • Low yielding, concentrated fruit.
  • Very concentrated with expressive black fruits, colour and tannin.
  • Full bodied and well-balanced.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Purple-Red
Nose Expressive regional blackberry and blood plums combining with spicy mocha oak.
Palate Medium-bodied with vibrant blackberry fruit, background toasty oak and an opulent sweet core coupled with long silky tannins. smooth tannins
Food Pairing Slow-roasted pork with crackling.
Cellaring Ready, but will Keep
Notes Fermented in a combination of static and rotary fermenters for up to 10 days. Following fermentation the fruit was gently pressed followed by maturation in stainless steel and older French oak barrels. After 12 months maturation the wine is carefully blended and lightly fined before a gentle filtration prior to bottling.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2012
Region South Australia
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Partisan
The Partisan range of wines takes its cues from the best red varietals of McLaren Vale, flaunting unique regional expression and the Vale’s maritime-influenced climate.



Crafted to showcase the remarkable sub-regional qualities of McLaren Vale, winemaker Andrew Higgins has embraced Shiraz, Grenache, and Tempranillo to create a comprehensive capsule collection of wines under the Partisan label.
South Australia
If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the countries vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.



Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!



Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.
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James Halliday
Typical deep colour; those who love full-bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz will think all their Christmases have come at once when they taste this wine, and see the price; it has oceans of ripe - not overripe - black fruits and a swirl of dark chocolate on the long, well balanced palate. Further rewards if you put some in the bank for 5-plus years.

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