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Brands Laira The Laira Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Coonawarra, Australia

The Laira Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Coonawarra


Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon


Vintage: 2013


Tasting note: Showing a lifted perfumed nose of blackcurrant and mulberry fruit and followed up by a lingering spicy chocolate oak character. Rich blackcurrant, blackberry fruit are upfront with hints of nutmeg oak flavours finishing the palate. Supple varietal tannins give classical framework and weight to the wine which finishes with lingering chocolate oak, velvety tannins and an elegant finish.

Heartland 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia

Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Langhorne Creek


Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Vintage: 2013


Tasting note: The colour is one of depth and character.  Appealing floral notes give nuance to the attractive red fruit so abundant on the nose.  Blackcurrant leads an ensemble cast of spices and herbs that act as a perfect foil to this wine’s mesmerizing display of fruit.

Heartland Shiraz 2014, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia

Heartland Shiraz

Appellation: Langhorne Creek


Blend: 100% Shiraz


Vintage: 2014


Tasting note: The dark colour pre-empts a wine of dense, layered black fruit.  The aromas of anise and cracked pepper are enveloped in classic blackberry.  The glass coating texture gives way to freshness on the finish resulting in a fine balance.  The structure imparted by oak and skin contact integrates well with the bright, but intense fruit.

Ben Glaetzer 2015 Wallace, Barossa Valley, Australia


Appellation: Barossa Valley


Blend: 78% Shiraz, 22% Grenache


Vintage: 2015


Tasting note: Medium to deep garnet, a flash of purple on the rim. An enticing nose of dark plum, raspberry and lavender with hints of anise and ground spice. Black fruits prevail on the palate with touches of pepper and blackcurrant. Firm, savoury yet rounded tannins balance with brightness and lift.