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Rampaging Rangas Shiraz Edition: Barossa vs McLaren - Round 5

‘Tis a titanic battle and perhaps one you might expect the Barossa to win through sheer brute force. But the Pasha, which is currently rated higher than Rockford Basket Press and Penfolds RWT on Vivino, will push back hard, and Dandelion’s Firehawk Farm might just grab the crown outright... dark horse is the Pertaringa Undercover - Ken Gargett tasted it blind and expected the wine to have a price tag of $80-100 a bottle and was gob smacked! Taste for yourself, and the winner shall be red-vealed.
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    Rampaging Rangas Shiraz Edition: Barossa vs McLaren - Round 5
    Wines In This Pack
    2 x Pasha McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018 (RRP $100.00)
    McLaren Vale, SA
    Gold Medal, 96pts Winestate, 95pts Ned Goodwin, 95pts Kim Brebach, 96pts Sam Kim
    This is thrilling! It’s old-school but perfectly balanced. ‘Tis packed with uber ripe, suppurating black fruits, dark cherry, compote, notes of furniture polish and spice, black pepper, chocolate, tobacco, and leather. The richness is tamed with good acidity, providing a backbone for all that expressiveness to hang on to and in so doing, show to best effect. Stunning!
    McLaren Vale, SA
    2 x Gold Medals, 97pts Kim Brebach, 91pts James Halliday, 93pts The Real Review
    This is just the second release of Firehawk Farm which is produced from Dandelion’s finest vineyard. There is mammoth concentration of fruit here and perfect integration of fruit, oak and acid. Closed on opening, this morphs into an absolute stunner as is breathes and opens over several days. Sweet fruit, searing acid, savoury complexities, chocolate, graphite and blue fruits are all on show along with earthiness, cedar and plenty of tannin. This might just be the McLaren Vale’s best Shiraz.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    94pts Kim Brebach, 94pts Sam Kim, 92pts James Halliday
    The Lienert’s have been farming in the Barossa for 150 years and decided to add some vines to their property about 20 years ago. The first fruit from 2004 and 2005 vintages went straight to the pool room, aka into Penfold’s St Henri. Funnily enough they then planted a lot more vines and introduced many more clonal variations of Shiraz. When they decided to start making booze, we conspired with them to come up with a wine from the best parcels of their best seven clonal selections of Shiraz. The intention – to make a wine which is floral and beguiling on the nose, densely fruited on the palate, long, complex and bloody awesome. For this very special wine, each clone was harvested and fermented separately (you can see details on the clones below!) with the harvest date chosen to allow each grape to express its best characters. The case of EVOS12 (Eden Valley clone) was harvest earlier than the others to allow for a beautiful perfume and liveliness in the final wine. Fermentation is done in tiny open top fermenters which are hand plunged up to four times a day. Certain clones are fermented cooler to better express delicate aromatics whilst some are plunged and pumped over to achieve a more structural element. The trick is finding the right balance. Anyways, we love this wine and encourage you to give it a rip.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    95pts Sam Kim, 95pts Kim Brebach
    The fruit is hand-picked, hand plunged and basket pressed before spending 14 months in mostly old French oak resulting in a wine that is black, rich, and full. Cedary and spiced with deep dark berries.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    96pts Ken Gargett
    A stunning wine and a remarkable bargain. Hot off 96 points from wine Pilot who tasted this blind and expected it to be an $80-$100 bottle. It is rich and long, packed with black fruits, chocolate, cassis, blackberries, cedar and finished with plenty of fine tannins.
    2 x Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2019 (RRP $30.00)
    McLaren Vale, SA
    95pts Ken Gargett, 95pts Nicole Bilson, 94pts Jeni Port
    An exceptional medium-bodied and complex offering. Aromatics of roses and woodsmoke lead to a palate awash with black olive, smoked meats, cocoa, spice and black liquorice. The acid is noticeable and emphasises the flavours, the finish a slide of powdery tannins. Every release of O.T. Shiraz seems just a little better than the last!
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