Wine Details

Australia South Australia Coonawarra
Jeff Tolmie - 04.08.2006
Dark red with distint purple. Strong ripe to overripe dark berries. Intense fruity flavours. Intense fruits with softer tannins. Long lasting fruits with a bitter tannic finish. At last I opened up the Hollick. Great stuff. It has a raw but intense appeal to it.
Dan Murphy's
Alcohol: 14%
Winemaker's Notes: The 2003 vintage of this wine is a blend of 65% Shiraz and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. The majority of the Shiraz in this blend is from the "Red Ridge" vineyard at Wrattonbully, which is located about 50kms north of the Hollick Coonawarra winery. The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon component is from the Wilgha vineyard at the southern end of Coonawarra. This uniquely Australian blend has been made in the tradition of the great Shiraz blends that have helped make the region famous.

The very successful 2003 vintage was typified by low yields and near perfect conditions for ripening the small crops. The fruit for this wine was harvested in early April, and following crushing and fermentation, the wine was matured in French and American oak hogsheads for 12 months.
Tasting Notes:

Colour: The 2003 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon presents with a vivid plum red colour and purple at the rim.
Aromas: Intoxicating fruit aromas of raspberries, black plums and black cherries are enhanced by hints of cloves.
Flavours: Medium to full bodied, this is a wine that showcases the fruit characters of the varieties. The palate is juicy and supple and displays intense ripe plummy Shiraz. Good intensity and slippery tannins ensures a long, persistent palate.
Ref: 306