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Murray Street Black Label Barossa Shiraz 2010

The Murray Street property lies on slightly undulating ground, all trellised vines run in an east/ west direction. Minimal intervention techniques in the vineyard preserve the natural balance of indigenous bio organisms, all clippings are mulched and a permanent mid row sward of native grasses is encouraged. The Murray Street winemaking team has grown to include some of the region's most talented and dynamic personalities as they continue to strive for the extraordinary. Individual vineyard parcels of Shiraz are separately vinified in small batch ferments. The finished wine is matured eighteen months in a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.
 
A rich and dark colour indicates intensity. Bold and succulent bouquet of plum, brambles and spice. On the palate lively mulberries and plum tantalise while being well supported by chocolate and coffee nuances. An elegantly structured, thoughtful wine with generous fruit flavours and palate richness, weight of fruit and extended length.
 
With all the hallmarks of classic Barossa Shiraz, you’ll love the resulting wine. With vibrant black fruit characters and mouth filling textures supported by a subtle oak complement, you’ll be looking for the next glass and hiding the bottle from your friends. Barrel maturation: 18 months new and old French & American hogsheads
 
Good red-purple; a prime example of a great Barossa Valley vintage, the bouquet fragrant, the palate elegant and medium-bodied, supple and filled to the brim with perfectly ripened black fruits; the freshness of that fruit is aided by subtle, fine tannins and integrated oak. Excellent value. Rating: 95 Points; Drink By: 2025; Price: $25.00; Date Tasted: 17 Feb 2013; Alcohol: 14%; James Halliday Wine Companion
 
The fruit for this wine is picked from a number of sites across the Barossa Valley to create a wine that reflects the different composites found across this much loved region - a good honest 'Barossa' Shiraz. Blackcurrant and plum to the fore with a hint of the oak the wine spends 18 months in, a combination of old and new, French and American.  Peppery and smooth in the mouth, the pepper presenting itself straight away, building and building in the mouth. Give this wine a little time, it improves if you do so.  The pepper settles a little, it's still present but takes a back seat to allow some of the fruit and oak to further shine. Good. Price: $25; Alcohol: 14.5%; Closure: Screwcap; The Vinsomniac