Penny's Hill - Cracking Black Shiraz 2011McLaren Vale
Country of OriginAustralia
- Food MatchHard Cheeses
- Food MatchRed Meats
- Grape TypeShiraz/Syrah
- Type of closureScrew Cap
- WinemakerBen Riggs
Matured for 14 months in French and American oak, 30% new, the 2009 Crackling Black Shiraz gives a deep garnet-purple colour and a fragrant nose with pronounced notes of cloves, lavender, black cherry and earth.
Full-bodied with medium-firm fine grained tannins, crisp acid and a good mouthful of fruit, it finishes long and pure.
Drinking now, it should remain delicious to 2015.