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River Garden Classique Shiraz 2017

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The nose portrays ripe flavours of raspberry, cherry, plum and blackcurrant with hints of black pepper and cigar box. The palate is distinguished and complex with a refreshing acidity supported by soft, smooth tannins. The flavours from the nose follow through to the juicy palate along with flavours of aniseed, cocoa and freshly roasted coffee bean. These fresh, fruity flavours will linger on the palate and slowly fade away.

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Harvest Description

The preceding two winters to the 2017 vintage has been the driest in recorded history on Lourensford. However, due to enough cold weather during winter the vines did go into proper dormancy with budding which occurred normally. We also experienced one of the coolest and driest summers in history with moderate temperatures and cool evenings which resulted in slow and even ripening of the berries. With good canopy management and perfect ripening conditions we were able to bring the grapes in to the cellar at just the desired time. This resulted in refined wines with elegance, good natural acidity with depth and structure.

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