Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Shiraz 2010
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Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine
Reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|A contemporary Australian Shiraz with great complexity and length. 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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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.