2016 Mandala 'The Rock' ShirazRegular price$48.00 Sale price
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Derived via Latin and Greek words "Petra / Petros" meaning "stone" or "rock", this wine is attributed to Charles' father Peter, who is the infamous "rock" of the Smedley family, as well as a lover of a bold cool-climate Shiraz.
Rich bouquet of blackberry, caramelised fig, licorice, hints of white pepper, and a sweet oak lift. Salted plum, dark chocolate, and raisins brooding.
Dark berries, cherries, and cinnamon espresso tones on the palate, a fine tannin structure and persistent length.
Sourced from a single block of 26-year-old Shiraz at Dixons Creek, the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed and chilled before being crushed into open-top vats for fermentation on skins. Left on skins for 21 days. Pressed off into French barrique. Matured in barrel for 22 months 13.9% alc/vol.
Meal Pairing Suggestions
V: Ripened eggplant Moussaka with rocket salad