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Basket Pressed Shiraz
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Skillogalee - Basket Pressed Shiraz 2016

Australia
Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
£20.95 £17.81
Case Rate: £17.81
Ex Tax: £14.84
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Clare Valley
Winery: Skillogalee
Wine Maker: Dave Palmer
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
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Yes
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Rating 94 pts  James Halliday
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Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Clare Valley
Winery: Skillogalee
Wine Maker: Dave Palmer
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

These low-yielding vineyards provide incredibly concentrated Shiraz. Fruit is vinified in open fermenters and then gently basket-pressed (hence the name) to create a wine that is fruit driven and concentrated with velvety tannins. Maturation takes place in a combination of French and American Oak Hogsheads which add considerably to the wine’s balance, character and complexity. There is a pronounced earthiness to this wine, aromas of blue fruits, leather and tobacco on the nose segue into a myriad of flavours on the palate – plum, blackberry, spearmint and dark chocolate – to name a few. There is a smoky persistence to the finish, both bold and refined.

Food matching

Drinks well on release with red meat, game or rich pasta dishes.

Expert reviews

James Halliday (2015) - 94 pts

From dry-grown vines surrounding the Skillogalee Homestead, open-fermented, matured in French and American hogsheads. A wine that has benefited in no uncertain terms from the vintage. It is medium-bodied, with a velvety softness encompassing the fruit, tannins and oak. It's hardly necessary to say its balance is nigh on perfect.