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2013 Wicks Tom & Mitch Shiraz Cabernet Adelaide Hills Australia
SRP: $13.99 Bottle / $167.88 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 32.04%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 45.14%
FOB Profit Margin: 55.47%
VINEYARD An excellent 2012/13 growing season gave rise to a well-balanced Cabernet crop, with picture perfect clusters of tiny berries spread evenly through the fruiting zone. This is a well-balanced red blend that is ideal for drinking over the next few years. Savoury and slightly earthy aromas with a sprinkle of black pepper. The palate is seamless and balanced with a nice mix of fruit, oak and tannin. It’s almost mediumbodied and would be per-fect with light pasta dishes. WINEMAKING Individual parcels were subjected to a range of processing techniques, with various yeast strains and cap management strategies employed. Ferments were either pumped over or plunged twice daily in a range of small open and static fermenters. Each parcel spent between 8-14 days on skins prior to being gently pressed. The individual parcels were then racked into barrel prior to final barrel selection and ultimately blending. TASTING NOTES COLOUR: Vibrant dark red. AROMA: Cassis and dark fruit flavours combine with subtle hints of tobacco and chocolate. FLAVOUR: After 12 months in French oak the soft silky tannins are finely balanced by the fruit flavours subtle oak nuances. CELLAR POTENTIAL: 10 years HAVE IT WITH: Beef short ribs and other braised beef dishes.
Fanciful Name: Tom & Mitch
Varietal: Shiraz Cabernet
Region/AVA: Adelaide Hills Australia
Country Of Origin: Australia
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Screw cap
Scores: 91pts International Wine Reviews, 91pts James Halliday, 90pts Vinious