The Opportunist Shiraz McLaren Vale Australia 2015
- Brand One Chain Vineyards
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14.50%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vegan Yes
- Vintage 2015
- Country Australia
- Country Region McLaren Vale
- Grape Variety Shiraz
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Intro to The Opportunist Shiraz –
The Opportunist Shiraz from McLaren Vale in Australia is deep crimson black with an intense cassis, plum and bramble nose and is ripe and smooth with good balanced fruit weight on the palate.
Full tasting note and wine making –
The Opportunist Shiraz from McLaren Vale in South Australia has an aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, peppermint, liquorice and subtle pepper. a rich silky palate with creamy black fruits and a little savoury smokiness from oak.
Fruit for the Opportunist Shiraz comes from three separate blocks of the same vineyard in the Langhorne Creek. Winemaking for this wine is simple with fermentation in tanks followed by eight months on oak to increase texture and varietal expression. It is aged in used French oak barrels for eight months.
The producer –
One Chain Vineyards produces two ranges, the Cricket Series and Character Series, One Chain works with growers to source fruit from some of the most established regions of South Australia. The Character Series has a range of beautifully produced and packaged wines and each wine has great varietal definition coupled with vibrancy and freshness. These are wines that are immediately pleasing, yet authentic expression of the variety and place. The Cricket Series wines are inspired by a love for the Australian national sport. Indeed, the name One Chain is the imperial measurement for twenty two yards, or the length of a cricket pitch. However, you really don’t need to be a connoisseur of the game to be bowled over by the restrained, elegant style of the Chardonnay and the bright red fruit and subtle oak of the Shiraz Cabernet.
Drink with –
The Opportunist Shiraz is great with beef stews, entrecôte steak or a crispy Thai beef salad.
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