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Haskell II 2016

R240.00

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Description

Variety: 38% Shiraz and 62% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest Data

Vintage

Balling: 24-26
Production volume: 3300 bottles
Hand Harvested: 100%


Winemaking

Whole berries: 0%
De-stemmed: 100%
Fermentation vessel: Open Fermenter
Fermentation: The two varieties are fermented and matured separately. The first blending is done after 12 months in barrels. Fermented with inoculated yeast and pump over 4 times a day with punch down of cap in the first half of total fermentation and only twice during the last half of fermentation. Total maceration with skins was 15 days.
Barrel Type: 225L & 300L French oak barrels
New Barrel %: 40%
Maturation: 16 – 18 Months
Fining: Light fining was done
Filtration: Coarse filtration prior to bottling
Bottled: February 2018


Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 14.44 vol%
RS: 2.3 g/l
pH: 3.64
Total acidity: 5.65 g/l


Tasting Note

This wine has a brilliant rich garnet and raspberry red colour with a nose of cigar box, liquorice, pomegranate and spice. The nose is upfront, fresh and plentiful, leading to a firm layered palate structure with earthy tones, fresh red fruit, cherry, violet and cigar box. Best to drink by 2027.


Awards

  • 2009 – 4.5* John Platter/Gary Welsh 93 pts/Wine Spectator 91pts
  • Veritas DOUBLE GOLD
  • 2010 – 4.5* John Platter/Wine Enthusiast 91pts/
  • 2011 – 4.5* John Platter/Wine Enthusiast 91 pts/Wine Advocate 92 pts
  • 2013 – 4.5* John Platter/Tim Atkin 91 pts/ WineMag 90pts
  • 2015 – 4.5* John Platter/Tim Atkins 94 pts


Food Match

Oxtail, curries, stews, game


Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 26.5 × 18 × 30 cm