The Protocol Shiraz 2019

$60.00

JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2022 | 95 POINTS

COLOUR

Deep Crimson with purple hues.

NOSE

Warm & inviting, this wine shows black fruits, mocha oak, cocoa powder and cinnamon & cardamom spice on the nose.

PALATE

A rich and generous wine full of dark fruits - blackcurrant, sapote and plum, with licoricey and nutmeg spice. Powdery tannins frame the rich fruit and drives the wine through to a full, long finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Delicious with dukkha crusted lamb rack with roasted beetroot.

VINTAGE NOTES

The 2018 vintage will go down as a classic, great all-round year. Some significant rain events in December set up the vineyard with good levels of ground water to see them through ripening. A relatively cool summer has allowed for slow, steady ripening of whites, retaining high levels of natural acidity. The moderate temperatures continued allowing for optimum ripening conditions for reds resulting in wines with elegance, structure and flavour.

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