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Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz 2016 Wine Review

Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz 2016

Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz 2016

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Wirra Wirra

Agent: M.Andrew Fine Wines,Beers&Spirits

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Wirra Wirra Catapult 2016 is full-bodied with ripe dark fruits, mint, savoury spice and more chocolate flavours on the mid-palate. Drink now or hold for five years.

Shiraz food pairings: rib roast, pork long ribs on the barbeque, grilled lamb chops.

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This Wirra Wirra Catapult Shiraz 2016 was reviewed on November 7, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2009 

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Pricing & Stock Information

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Reviews and Ratings

Wineboy rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

In a world where Australian wine has been defined by powerful Shiraz, this one is a nice counterpoint. The amount of fruit seems deliberately measured. Perhaps it's the cooler McLaren Vale region but I'm left thinking this is nicely placed between Shiraz and Syrah in style, making this one more dinner table appropriate as it won't overpower everything else on your table.
Wirra Wirra Catapult 2016 is a great value McLaren Vale Shiraz under $20. On the nose, the wine is mint, blackberry and chocolate. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with ripe dark fruits, mint, savoury spice and more chocolate flavours on the mid-palate. Drink now or hold for five years. - Community Wine Reviews

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