Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Shiraz 2009 Wine Review

Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Shiraz 2009
Mudgee, Australia
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Product #: 187187
Wine Type: Red Wine


 
Price: $15.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2012-2016
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Robert Oatley Vineyards
Agent: Profile Wine Group
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Enticing mocha-dark chocolate aromas on the nose with a hint of mint followed by big, fleshy dark plums on the palate. Vibrant acidity makes this full-bodied a great match for a variety of hearty meat dishes. Shiraz food pairings: grilled steak, hamburgers.

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Sumptuous and velvety, with rich fruits and subtle French Oak. The complexity and length of this contemporary Australian shiraz reflects its unusual provenance – a blend of Frankland River WA, Mudgee NSW. The numerous separate parcels were fermented on skins (for colour, tannin and flavour) for 12-14 days, with moderate pump-overs to keep the tannins
soft rather than firm. The majority of the blend was matured in one to two year old French oak for 15 months, with a portion kept in stainless steel to retain vibrant fruit characters. Its deep colour leads to a ripe, rich fruitcake aroma along with some spicy
characters. Generous in the mouth, the red berry fruits give way to nutmeg, mocca and dark chocolate notes, rounded tannins and a firm finish.

 
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