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Primo Estate 2013 Shale Stone Shiraz – Tasting Note

Lots of typical McLaren Vale Shiraz here, packed full of ripe dark berries, blackPrimo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz pepper, and black olive.  Suggestions of roast meat, and warm earth make for an enjoyable aroma.

On the palate the Primo Estate Shale Stone Shiraz has dark ripe berries, some red berries, soy savouriness, bitter chocolate/cocoa, makes me think of pan forte. Dark and dense, nicely poised with surprisingly soft tannins and fresh acid, means it’s a multiple glass kind of drink.

Alcohol: 14.5%
RRP: $32
Region: McLaren Vale
Source: Sample

Primo Estate 2012 Zamberlan Cabernet Sangiovese: Tasting Note

The Primo Estate 2012 Zamberlan (Cabernet Sangiovese) is made using the Primo Estate Zamberlan Italian ripasso technique. Newly fermented young Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon is pumped over the dried grape skins from the JOSEPH Moda for additional fermentation. The wine is then pressed and barrel aged.

Lusciously herbaceous Cabernet aromas lead out from the front, hints of dark chocolate adding to the intensity. On the palate the herbaceousness continues, along with the chocolate. Ripe dark fruit, some dried fig and a savoury edge, add to the complexity.  Grippy drying tannins call out for food to provide a counterpoint.  Oak is noticeable at the end, but time will integrate things more.

Alcohol: 14.5%
RRP: $35.00
Region: McLaren Vale
Source : Sample