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2003 Kirkham Peak Shiraz-Cabernet Clare Valley (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Kirkham Peak klwines.com   details
Appellation: Clare Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Average/Good
Est. Price: US$9.50
Description: Shiraz (60%) Cabernet Sauvignon (40%)
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 24, 2007 , Dan Olson
"Color: dark; Nose: intense; Body: alcoholic; not good"
rated: August 29, 2007 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"The softly undulating hills of the Clare Valley lie 130km North of Adelaide, just one hour's drive west of the Barossa Valley. Situated in a high altitude pocket, the cold winters and long hot days during the ripening period ensures the resultant wines are rich yet refreshing, delicate yet robust. The low rainfall, cool nights and warm days combine with the valley's rich red alluvial soils, slate and limestone to make a truly unique wine style. The different soil types and microclimates throughout the Clare Valley make it possible to grow full-flavored, concentrated red wines. Shiraz is often overlooked in this region because of the dominant riesling, yet the cool climate and long hot summers ensure rich and tightly structured wines with deep color and a long soft palate. Cabernet sauvignon also benefits from the region's terroir and the ensuing wines can be high in alcohol and body with deep color and concentration of flavors. The 2003 Kirkham Peak Clare Valley Shiraz(60%)-Cabernet(40%) is a full-bodied wine that is loaded with spice and fruit. The nose has notes of eucalyptus, clove and blueberry. The wine is nicely balanced on the palate with notes of cocoa powder and fresh, cooling menthol playing off of the sweet fruit. "
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