Main & Cherry Shiraz 2011

Main & Cherry is a new label situated in the Adelaide Hills that is worth following on this offering.  The wine is made by Michael Sexton from a blend of Adelaide Hills (82%) and McLaren Vale (18%) shiraz, the grapes handpicked and the wine matured in older American oak without filtration or fining.  The result is a good one, surmounting the difficult 2011 vintage in this region.

A deep intensity purple colour in the glass, the wine opens to brooding aromatics of anise, liquorice, undergrowth and chocolate-mint biscuit.  The palate has balanced acidity and an enjoyable expression of chocolate, mint, plum and anise, and medium length on the finish.  I felt that this wine achieved an attractive balance between its component parts of fruit, acid and alcohol, and frankly, I liked it.  Good

Abv: 14.5%
Price: $20
Source: sample
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Tasted: 2013
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Adelaide Hills
November 29, 2013

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